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Billy Diamond's Bridge, stone circle 300m SSE of, Glenquicken

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

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Latitude: 54.8963 / 54°53'46"N

Longitude: -4.3254 / 4°19'31"W

OS Eastings: 250969

OS Northings: 558211

OS Grid: NX509582

Mapcode National: GBR HHPR.WZB

Mapcode Global: WH3TW.J6H7

Entry Name: Billy Diamond's Bridge, stone circle 300m SSE of, Glenquicken

Scheduled Date: 21 December 1934

Last Amended: 22 December 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1023

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 comprises the remains of a stone circle of prehistoric date, set on the N side of Englishman's Burn.

The circle is formed by 28 prostrate boulders and one slab. It has a diameter of 17m. Two stones on the SSE side of the ring are set closer together and are larger than the others. In the centre is a massive upright boulder some 1.9m high, surrounded by a partly grass-covered area of rounded cobble pavement.

The area to be scheduled is circular, 40m in diameter centred on the central stone, to include the stone circle and an area around in which evidence for its construction 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 fine field monument, a good example of the low stone circles of Galloway which appear to have affinities with those of NE Scotland. The monument has been little disturbed, and has the potential to provide important information about prehistoric ritual practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NX 55 NW 5.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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