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Corrydown, stone circle 150m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Turriff and District, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.4895 / 57°29'22"N

Longitude: -2.4907 / 2°29'26"W

OS Eastings: 370682

OS Northings: 844466

OS Grid: NJ706444

Mapcode National: GBR N86X.X9J

Mapcode Global: WH8MV.Q05T

Entry Name: Corrydown, stone circle 150m NE of

Scheduled Date: 17 August 1925

Last Amended: 16 October 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM16

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Auchterless

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Turriff and District

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire


The monument comprises the remains of a recumbent stone circle, of the later Neolithic period, about 5500 years old.

The recumbent stone and a number of the other stones are still in their original positions in an area that has not been ploughed in the recent past. The monument was first scheduled in 1925, and rescheduled in 1934, but the scheduling documentation is incomplete, hence the present rescheduling, to rectify the deficiency.

The area to be scheduled is circular and measures 50m in diameter, to include the visible remains and an area around and between them in which other features are likely to survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a recumbent stone circle, an important type of monument whose distribution is restricted to the NE of Scotland. Little is known of the history of construction and use of these sites and the Corrydown monument, while not in an entirely undisturbed condition, has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of this monument type, and of the later Neolithic in eastern Scotland generally.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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