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Backhill of Drachlaw, stone circle

A Scheduled Monument in Turriff and District, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.506 / 57°30'21"N

Longitude: -2.5474 / 2°32'50"W

OS Eastings: 367295

OS Northings: 846334

OS Grid: NJ672463

Mapcode National: GBR N82W.FQM

Mapcode Global: WH8MM.VL3N

Entry Name: Backhill of Drachlaw, stone circle

Scheduled Date: 16 June 1927

Last Amended: 9 November 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM335

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Inverkeithny

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Turriff and District

Traditional County: Banffshire


The monument comprises a stone circle approximately 160m west of Backhill of Drachlaw Farm. The monument was scheduled in 1927, but the original scheduling documentation is missing and the area inadequately defined. The monument is being rescheduled to clarify the extent of the protected area.

The monument consists of a small circle of 6 upright stones, with two others that may have come from two larger gaps in the circumference.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 30m in diameter centred on the circle, to include the remains of the stone circle and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the monument may survive, as shown in red on the attached map extract

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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