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Clachan of Kirkton

Stone Circle (Destroyed)

<b>Clachan of Kirkton</b>Posted by LesHamiltonImage © Les Hamilton
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Nearest Town:Kyle of Lochalsh (7km W)
OS Ref (GB):   NG831274 / Sheet: 33
Latitude:57° 17' 8.33" N
Longitude:   5° 35' 58" W

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Visited: May 23, 2015

On revisiting this site, I discovered, almost completely flush with the ground, a third large stone, approximately 3 metres to the east of the 'north' stone, and of similar size.

Following a rather harsh winter, vegetation regrowth was minimal, exposing this stone.

The stone circle is indicated on the map below by the red marker. The blue marker shows the position of Angel's Hill.

LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
30th May 2015ce
Edited 9th September 2019ce

Visited: May 25, 2013

The remains of Clachan of Kirkton Stone Circle, sometimes referred to as Lochalsh Stone Circle, lie on the slopes of Angel's Hill at Kirkton, a community close to Auchtertyre on the A 87.

The hillside was covered in flattened bracken and short grass when I visited, raising the hope that any large stones from this circle would be easy to spot.

But stones of any description were hard to find and it took me some time, carefully quartering the ground, to find what I was looking for.
All that seems now to remain of this circle are two bulky, prostrate stones, buried to a considerable depth in the ground. Both are approximately 2 metres in length, with about half a metre standing proud of the earth. It seems likely that much more lies below ground. The two stones lie almost on a north/south line, the southern one being slightly the larger. The northern stone is largely obscured by the surrounding gorse bushes and bracken.

More information is available at Canmore.

An insight into the history of both Angel's Hill and the Stone Circle is posted on the Lochalsh Parish Church Blogspot.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
2nd June 2013ce
Edited 19th April 2017ce