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Bogton, stone circle 250m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Fochabers Lhanbryde, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.631 / 57°37'51"N

Longitude: -3.2168 / 3°13'0"W

OS Eastings: 327437

OS Northings: 860772

OS Grid: NJ274607

Mapcode National: GBR L8FK.74X

Mapcode Global: WH6JG.KGDB

Entry Name: Bogton, stone circle 250m NW of

Scheduled Date: 26 August 1927

Last Amended: 16 October 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1215

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: St Andrews-Lhanbryd

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Fochabers Lhanbryde

Traditional County: Morayshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a stone circle. It is already scheduled, but the precise area protected is not clearly recorded. This proposal remedies this deficiency.

There are only two upright stones, about 1.7m high and c. 20m apart. The rest of the stones of the circle were removed in 1810, but sub-surface remains of the circle and associated features are likely to survive.

The area now to be scheduled measures 40m in diameter, to include the surviving stones, the area once occupied by the complete circle, and an area around and between the stones in which features associated with the construction and use of the monument 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 ceremonial site of the Neolithic or Bronze Age, which, despite its incomplete state, has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric ritual activity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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The monument is recorded by RCAHMS as NJ 26 NE 11.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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