NJ9516 : Temple Stones, Potterton

taken 13 years ago, near to Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

Temple Stones, Potterton
Temple Stones, Potterton
Information from Shire Archeologist:- Re Temple Stones NJ91NE0006 Recumbent stone circle; only the recumbent, its flankers, both fallen, and a fourth stone remain. Three smaller stones at the site may have formed part of the circle. Several of the stones bear cup-marks. Field clearance heap in the centre of the site.
Recumbent Stone Circles
Recumbent stone circles are almost unique to the farmlands of north-eastern Scotland. They are so called because in a south-western or south-eastern sector of the circle they include a long low stone wedged in position so that its upper surface is horizontal.

The recumbent is flanked by the two tallest stones of the circle, and inside it there are usually two lower stones laid at right angles to the ends of the recumbent.

The rest of the stones in the circle, technically referred to as orthostats, are usually graded in height, the tallest being closest to the recumbent, and each one lower than its neighbour until the lowest stone, diametrically opposite the recumbent.

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NJ9516, 10 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 16 May, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 February, 2009
Category
Stone circle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 952 163 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:14.2811N 2:4.8001W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 953 163
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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