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The Nine Stanes,Mulloch Wood,stone circle 650m north west of The Garroll

A Scheduled Monument in Banchory and Mid Deeside, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.0113 / 57°0'40"N

Longitude: -2.4572 / 2°27'25"W

OS Eastings: 372331

OS Northings: 791218

OS Grid: NO723912

Mapcode National: GBR X5.NFYJ

Mapcode Global: WH8Q6.714D

Entry Name: The Nine Stanes,Mulloch Wood,stone circle 650m NW of The Garroll

Scheduled Date: 31 July 1925

Last Amended: 5 February 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM979

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Banchory-Ternan

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Banchory and Mid Deeside

Traditional County: Kincardineshire


The monument is a well preserved recumbent stone circle lying in a clearing in a conifer plantation. The circle is flattened to the S, where the recumbent is situated, and measures 17m by 14m. There are eight stones, plus the recumbent and its flankers. There is a very clearly visible ring cairn within the circle.

The area to be scheduled is circular, centred on the stone circle, measuring 40m in diameter, to include the visible remains and any other features associated with the monument that may survive in the vicinity, 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 recumbent stone circle which has the potential to enhance our understanding of prehistoric ceremonial practices. It displays the field characteristics of its class very well, and is one of the clearest examples of Burl's 'late' type of recumbent circle.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland




Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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