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Claughreid, stone circle 600m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Galloway and Wigtown West, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.8768 / 54°52'36"N

Longitude: -4.3117 / 4°18'42"W

OS Eastings: 251777

OS Northings: 556006

OS Grid: NX517560

Mapcode National: GBR HHQT.HPF

Mapcode Global: WH3TW.RP07

Entry Name: Claughreid, stone circle 600m NW of

Scheduled Date: 21 May 1928

Last Amended: 17 November 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1014

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Kirkmabreck

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire


The monument consists of a prehistoric stone circle.

The circle of 9 stones lies near the watershed of the Carsluith Burn and the Kirkdale Burn. It has a diameter of 10m, and is formed of stones no more than 0.6m high. At the centre is a large boulder 1.6m by 1.2m by 0.6m.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 30m across, to include the stone circle, central boulder and an area around in which evidence relating to their erection and use may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well-preserved stone circle of a form typical in Galloway. It has the potential, through excavation and analysis, to provide information about prehistoric ritual beliefs.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NX 55 NW 7.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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