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Eslie, stone circle 550m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Stonehaven and Lower Deeside, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.0197 / 57°1'10"N

Longitude: -2.4586 / 2°27'31"W

OS Eastings: 372250

OS Northings: 792159

OS Grid: NO722921

Mapcode National: GBR X5.N1KM

Mapcode Global: WH8Q0.6TGH

Entry Name: Eslie, stone circle 550m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 17 July 1925

Last Amended: 13 February 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM976

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Banchory-Ternan

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

Traditional County: Kincardineshire


The monument comprises the remains of a recumbent stone circle 550m ESE of Eslie on a gentle south-facing slope. The circle measures 12.5m in diameter and there are five upright stones, one of which is beside what is likely to be the fallen recumbent. There is a probable ring-cairn in the centre measuring approximately 8.5m in diameter. It was scheduled in 1925, but the original scheduling documentation is missing and the area inadequately defined. The monument is being rescheduled to clarify the extent of the protected area.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 40m in diameter centred on the centre of the circle, to include the remains of the stone circle and ring cairn, and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the monument may survive, as shown in red on the attached map extract

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as the remains of a recumbent stone circle and ring-cairn, a group of monuments unique to the north east of Scotland, and one of a cluster in the immediate vicinity. It has the potential to provide important information about prehistoric ritual activity in this area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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