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Thirstone,stone circle 1300m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.5253 / 55°31'31"N

Longitude: -3.7722 / 3°46'19"W

OS Eastings: 288223

OS Northings: 627154

OS Grid: NS882271

Mapcode National: GBR 243K.45

Mapcode Global: WH5TB.1D02

Entry Name: Thirstone,stone circle 1300m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 6 September 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5094

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Crawfordjohn

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


A stone circle, 40m in diameter, sits on a south-west facing slope 100m east of Wildshaw Burn. 13 stones are visible, with at least a further 10 located below the peat by probing. There is a possible outlier c. 10m beyond the circle to the north. The area to be scheduled measures 150m x 150m to include the stone circle and an area around it in which traces of activity associated with its use will survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a rare example of a stone circle in lowland Strathclyde. As such it has the potential to enhance our understanding of the area in the early prehistoric period. It is of particular importance because it is covered by an accumulation of peat which may have preserve palaeoenvironmental evidence for the contemporary landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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