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Sunhoney,stone circle 240m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Westhill and District, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.1413 / 57°8'28"N

Longitude: -2.4711 / 2°28'15"W

OS Eastings: 371588

OS Northings: 805701

OS Grid: NJ715057

Mapcode National: GBR X4.44Q2

Mapcode Global: WH8PF.0RKR

Entry Name: Sunhoney,stone circle 240m NW of

Scheduled Date: 31 August 1925

Last Amended: 10 January 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM44

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Midmar

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Westhill and District

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire


The monument is very well preserved recumbent stone circle, 25m in diameter, lying in an area bounded by a 19th-century plantation wall. The circle comprises 11 standing stones and the recumbent. The recumbent and one of the uprights bear cupmarks. Within the circle is a raised platform measuring some 7m across, probably the remains of a ring cairn.

The area to be scheduled measures 64m E-W by 58m N-S, and is defined by the plantation wall, which is included in the scheduling, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as one of the best preserved of its type, illustrating very clearly the characteristics of its class. It has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric ceremonial practices in the later Neolithic period.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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