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Craighead,stone circle 70m NNE of Hilltop Lodge

A Scheduled Monument in North Kincardine, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.0704 / 57°4'13"N

Longitude: -2.1471 / 2°8'49"W

OS Eastings: 391176

OS Northings: 797719

OS Grid: NO911977

Mapcode National: GBR XN.MM87

Mapcode Global: WH9R2.ZKQ3

Entry Name: Craighead,stone circle 70m NNE of Hilltop Lodge

Scheduled Date: 31 July 1925

Last Amended: 29 August 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM975

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Banchory-Devenick

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: North Kincardine

Traditional County: Kincardineshire


The monument comprises the remains of a stone circle, now enclosed by a low stone wall. Four stones of the original 7 survive. The setting measures 9m from NNW to SSE by 7m transversely.

This monument was scheduled in 1927, but the original scheduling documentation was defective and the area inadequately defined.

The modern enclosure is 10m in diameter. This is the area to be scheduled, as marked in red on the attached map. The enclosure wall is included in the scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as one of a group of stone circles of a variety of kinds in the area. The stone circles here lie on the boundary of the recumbent stone circle territory; they therefore have the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of regional variation in ceremonial sites in the Neolithic and Bronze Age.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland




Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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