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

© Paul Bennett, The Northern Antiquarian

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