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Yonder Bognie,stone circle 220m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.5004 / 57°30'1"N

Longitude: -2.668 / 2°40'4"W

OS Eastings: 360063

OS Northings: 845775

OS Grid: NJ600457

Mapcode National: GBR M8SW.SKV

Mapcode Global: WH7LF.ZQPZ

Entry Name: Yonder Bognie,stone circle 220m S of

Scheduled Date: 17 August 1925

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM56

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Forgue

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire


Mid 19th century. 2-storey symmetrical 9-bay rectangular-plan classical terrace of 3 houses. Polished sandstone ashlar, channelled at ground; rubble to sides and rear. Base course; dividing band course; cornice; blocking course. Additional storey to No 40. Lugged architraves to 1st floor windows, plain architraves to attic storey windows.

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: advanced bays flanking No 40; doorcases consisting of entablatures supported by Greek Doric columns in front of single pilasters in central bay and the 2 advanced bays; single windows to 1st floor above and to both floors of all bays; 3 smaller windows to attic storey. Single storey corniced wings linking to adjoining properties on both sides contain pedestrian doorways.

Predominantly 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate piended roof; corniced wallhead stacks; flat roof to attic storey with 2 pairs of corniced wallhead stacks. Small sections of iron railings lead up to each of the doorcases.

INTERIOR: not seen 1996.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low coped boundary walls, mutual and to street.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

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

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS record this monument as NJ64NW 15.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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