Stone Circles

The most well-known of prehistoric monuments. They are ostensibly rings of upright standing stones, generally ellipsoid in structure (Alexander Thom did the 7-category assessment), with seemingly multifunctional usage: moot sites, ritual centres and probably alignments. Generally created from the late neolithic through to Iron Age period. In this category are also included sites now defined as ‘ring cairns’ and other circular neolithic and Bronze Age monuments – but it must be stressed that the function of such sites differs from the standard megalithic rings.

STONE CIRCLES:  Bibliography & References

  1. Acharn Falls, Kenmore – see Greenland
  2. Allt a’ Chaisteal, Bettyhill, Farr, Sutherland
  3. Ash Cabin Flat, Hallam Moor, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  4. Auld Kirk o’ Tough, Corrennie Moor – see Old Kirk of Tough
  5. Backhill of Drachlaw, Fortrie, Aberdeenshire
  6. Backstone Circle, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire
  7. Baildon Moor Circle, West Yorkshire – see Lower Glovershaw
  8. Balbirnie, Markinch, Fife
  9. Balhaggardy, Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire
  10. Balnacraig, Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire
  11. Balquhain, Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire
  12. Beckhampton Penning, Avebury, Wiltshire
  13. Blackheath Circle, Todmorden, West Yorkshire
  14. Borland Glen, Glendevon, Perthshire
  15. Brackenhall Circle, Baildon Moor, West Yorkshire
  16. Bradup, Morton Moor, West Yorkshire
  17. Braehead, Leslie, Aberdeenshire
  18. Brimham Rocks, Summerbridge, North Yorkshire
  19. Broad Moss I, Rattray, Perthshire
  20. Broad Moss II, Rattray, Perthshire
  21. Broad Stones, Clatford, Wiltshire
  22. Caddam, Kirriemuir, Angus
  23. Cairn Riv, Fortrie, Aberdeenshire
  24. Calverley Woods, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  25. Carse Farm (north), Dull, Aberfeldy, Perthshire
  26. Carse Farm (south), Dull, Aberfeldy, Perthshire
  27. Castlerigg, Keswick, Cumbria
  28. Chapel Flat, Dalston, Cumbria
  29. Cheetham Close, Egerton, Lancashire
  30. Clachaig, Bridge of Balgie, Glen Lyon, Perthshire
  31. Cleatop, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire
  32. Corrydown, Kirkton of Auchterless, Aberdeenshire
  33. Creich Manse, Brunton, Fife
  34. Croft Moraig, Kenmore, Perthshire
  35. Crow Hill Cairn Circle, Midgley Moor, West Yorkshire
  36. Cultoon, Islay, Argyll
  37. Cunninghar, Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire
  38. Druid’s Altar, Bordley, North Yorkshire
  39. Druid’s Ring, Lochearnhead, Perthshire
  40. Drumfours, Muir of Fowlis, Aberdeenshire
  41. Dumpit Hill A, Hebden, Grassington, North Yorkshire
  42. Dumpit Hill B, Hebden, Grassington, North Yorkshire
  43. Dunino, Fife
  44. Dunmoid, Dalginross, Comrie, Perthshire
  45. Easter Nether Urqhuart, Gateside, Fife
  46. Easthill, Auchterarder, Perthshire
  47. Eggleston, Durham
  48. Fancarl Top, Appletreewick, North Yorkshire
  49. Fingal’s Cauldron Seat, Machrie Moor, Kilmory, Arran
  50. Four Stanes, Glendevon, Perthshire
  51. Frogden Circle, Linton, Roxburghshire
  52. Gask, Westhill, Abderdeenshire
  53. Girdle Stanes, Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire
  54. Glassonby Circle, Cumbria
  55. Gleneagles, Blackford, Perthshire
  56. Glenquickan, Creetown, Kirkcudbrightshire
  57. Glenshervie Burn, Glen Almond, Perthshire
  58. Glen Shurig, Kilbride, Arran
  59. Greenland, Acharn, Kenmore, Perthshire
  60. Grubstones Circle, Ilkley Moor – see Roms Law, Burley Moor, West Yorkshire
  61. Gull Stones, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
  62. Haer Stanes, Llanbryde, Banffshire
  63. Harden Moor, Bingley, West Yorkshire
  64. Harestanes, Ancrum, Roxburghshire
  65. Harestanes, Fortrie, Aberdeenshire
  66. Harlaw, Fairnington, Roxburghshire
  67. Harperstone Circle, Dunblane, Stirlingshire
  68. Hawk Hill, Alloa, Clackmannanshire
  69. Hazell Circle, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire
  70. Healey, Masham, North Yorkshire
  71. Hillhead, Forgue, Aberdeenshire
  72. Hill of Ballunie, Kettins, Perthshire
  73. Hordron Edge, Moscar Moor, Derbyshire
  74. Horncliffe Circle, Hawksworth Moor, West Yorkshire
  75. Innesmill, Urquhart, Moray
  76. Kilmarie, Kirkibost, Strathaird, Skye
  77. King’s Men, Rollright Stones, Oxfordshire
  78. Kinnell, Killin, Perthshire
  79. Kirkmoor Beck Farm, Fylingthorpe, North Yorkshire
  80. Kirkton of Culsalmond, Aberdeenshire
  81. Little Meg, Glassonby, Cumbria
  82. Loanend, Leslie, Aberdeenshire
  83. Loanhead North, Daviot, Aberdeenshire
  84. Loanhead South, Daviot, Aberdeenshire
  85. Long Meg and Her Daughters, Little Salkeld, Cumbria
  86. Loupin Stanes, Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire
  87. Lower Glovershaw, Baildon Moor, West Yorkshire
  88. Lundin Farm, Aberfeldy, Perthshire
  89. Machrie Moor 1, Kilmory, Arran
  90. Machrie Moor 2, Kilmory, Arran
  91. Machrie Moor 3, Kilmory, Arran
  92. Machrie Moor 4, Kilmory, Arran
  93. Machrie Moor 5, Kilmory, Arran – see Fingal’s Cauldron Seat
  94. Machrie Moor 6, Kilmory, Arran
  95. Machuim, Lawers, Loch Tay, Perthshire
  96. Mains of Hatton, Kirkton of Auchterless, Aberdeenshire
  97. Marchwell, Glencorse, Midlothian
  98. Mudbeck Ring, Arkengarthdale Moor, North Yorkshire
  99. Na Clachan Bhreige, Kirkibost, Skye, Inverness-shire
  100. Nether Corskie, Dunecht, Aberdeenshire
  101. Nettlehole Ridge, Skipton, North Yorkshire
  102. Newchurch-in-Pendle, Lancashire
  103. Newcraig, Daviot, Aberdeenshire
  104. Nine Stones Close, Harthill, Derbyshire
  105. Ninewells, Caputh, Perthshire
  106. Old Kirk of Tough, Corrennie Moor, Kirkton of Tough, Aberdeenshire
  107. Pitglassie, Kirkton of Auchterless, Aberdeenshire
  108. Rawthey Bridge, Fell End, Ravenstonedale, Westmorland
  109. Ringstone, Cropredy, Oxfordshire
  110. Ringstone, Whaley Bridge, Cheshire
  111. Ringstone Edge, Barkisland, West Yorkshire
  112. Ringstone Hill, Brierley, South Yorkshire
  113. Ring Stone Hill, Catlow, Nelson, Lancashire
  114. Ringstone Wood, Howden, East Yorkshire
  115. Ringstones, Lowgill, Lancashire
  116. Ring Stones, Worsthorne, Lancashire
  117. Robin Hood’s Penny Stone, Wainstalls, Halifax, West Yorkshire
  118. Roghadal, Harris, Outer Hebrides
  119. The Rollright Stones, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
  120. Rombald’s Ring, Rombalds Moor, West Yorkshire (NEW FIND)
  121. Roms Law, Burley Moor, West Yorkshire
  122. Sheep Scar, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire
  123. Shielburn, Fortrie, Aberdeenshire
  124. Sithean Mor, Shian, Iona, Argyll
  125. Snowden Crags, Askwith Moor, North Yorkshire
  126. Soldier’s Trench, Baildon Moor, West Yorkshire – see Brackenhall Green
  127. Stannary, Halifax, West Yorkshire
  128. Sunhoney, Midmar, Aberdeenshire
  129. Sunken Kirk, Clatt, Aberdeenshire
  130. Sunken Kirk, Windley, Derbyshire
  131. Swinside, Hallthwaites, Millon, Cumbria
  132. Templelands, Auchterhouse, Angus
  133. Temple of Anaitis, Lusta, Waternish, Skye
  134. Temple Stones, Potterton, Aberdeenshire
  135. Temple Wood, Kilmartin, Argyll
  136. Tigh na Ruaich, Ballinluig, Perthshire
  137. Tigh Stallar, Boreray, St. Kilda, Outer Hebrides
  138. Toad Stones, Baildon Moor, West Yorkshire
  139. Tofthills, Clatt – see Sunken Kirk
  140. Tullibody, Clackmannanshire
  141. Twelve Apostles, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire
  142. Walshaw Dean, Wadsworth Moor, West Yorkshire
  143. Weecher, Faweather, Baildon Moor, West Yorkshire
  144. Wester Biggs, Dunblane, Perthshire
  145. The Whetstones, White Grit, Churchstoke, Montgomeryshire
  146. White Hill, Mony Musk, Aberdeenshire
  147. Windy Hill Circle, Baildon Moor, West Yorkshire

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