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Hill of Fiddes, stone circle

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Formartine, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.3095 / 57°18'34"N

Longitude: -2.1095 / 2°6'34"W

OS Eastings: 393502

OS Northings: 824324

OS Grid: NJ935243

Mapcode National: GBR P94D.Q7P

Mapcode Global: WH9PY.KJPV

Entry Name: Hill of Fiddes, stone circle

Scheduled Date: 17 August 1925

Last Amended: 9 October 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM24

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Foveran

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Mid Formartine

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire


The monument comprises the remains of a recumbent stone circle, situated on a well defined ridge at an altitude of about 80m OD. There are 2 surviving stones, including the recumbent stone which measures 2.7m x 1.6m x 0.9m, and the west flanker, which measures 1.7m x 0.7m x 0.5m. Both are now incorporated within a field wall.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 20m in diameter centred on the surviving stones, to include the remains of the stone circle 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


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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