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Pitchroy, stone circle 240m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Speyside Glenlivet, Moray

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Latitude: 57.4269 / 57°25'36"N

Longitude: -3.3702 / 3°22'12"W

OS Eastings: 317818

OS Northings: 838228

OS Grid: NJ178382

Mapcode National: GBR L912.WDQ

Mapcode Global: WH6KC.6LD9

Entry Name: Pitchroy, stone circle 240m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 26 August 1927

Last Amended: 9 November 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1218

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Knockando

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Speyside Glenlivet

Traditional County: Morayshire


The monument comprises a stone circle of prehistoric date within a field approximately 240m NNE of Pitchroy. This monument was first 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 stone circle consists of two stones, one standing upright to approximately 2m and the other fallen approximately 8m to the NW and almost 3m long, indicating the likely south and western arcs of a circle.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 30m in diameter centred between the two surviving stones, 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

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as the remains of a prehistoric stone circle. It has the potential to provide important information about prehistoric ritual activity in this area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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