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Auchmachar,stone circle

A Scheduled Monument in Central Buchan, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.5425 / 57°32'32"N

Longitude: -2.0877 / 2°5'15"W

OS Eastings: 394849

OS Northings: 850264

OS Grid: NJ948502

Mapcode National: GBR P86S.G8G

Mapcode Global: WH9NS.XP17

Entry Name: Auchmachar,stone circle

Scheduled Date: 17 August 1925

Last Amended: 2 March 1961

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Old Deer

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Central Buchan

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire


Mid 18th century with later rebuilding. 3-storey 2-bay shop with flat above. Plain 3-bay rendered shopfront at ground with door flanked by large windows. Upper floors with render removed from patched rubble; windows to each bay, grouped to centre; painted ashlar margins and eaves course. Velux rooflight. Projecting gable to rear with steps to panelled door and window at ground; single window at 1st floor; return to right with windows to both floors.

Fixed 12-pane timber windows to front; 4-pane timber sash and case to rear. Grey slates; ashlar coped mutual skew; brick stack.

INTERIOR: panelled shutters and doors and simple moulded cornices. Plaster recently removed from interior exposed some timber framed walls with handmade brick infill.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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