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North Pitglassie, stone circle 1320m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Turriff and District, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.4805 / 57°28'49"N

Longitude: -2.5249 / 2°31'29"W

OS Eastings: 368625

OS Northings: 843480

OS Grid: NJ686434

Mapcode National: GBR N84Y.L16

Mapcode Global: WH8MV.57YQ

Entry Name: North Pitglassie, stone circle 1320m SW of

Scheduled Date: 30 November 1927

Last Amended: 7 December 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM38

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Auchterless

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Turriff and District

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire


The monument comprises the remains of a recumbent stone circle, of which two stones (one of them the recumbent) survive. The remainder of the circle would have lain to the north-east of the visible stones, and other features of the circle may survive below the topsoil. Rescheduling is needed because the original scheduling documents cannot now be located.

The area to be scheduled measures 30m in diameter, to include the visible stones and an area around them in which other features 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 recumbent stone circle, an important type of monument whose distribution is restricted to the NE of Scotland. Little is known of the history of construction and use of these sites and this example, at first sight very incomplete, still has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of this monument type.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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