NJ4803 : Tomnaverie Stone Circle

near to Tarland, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

Tomnaverie Stone Circle
Tomnaverie Stone Circle
This shows the large recumbent stone and flankers on the south-west side of the circle. The view is towards Morven on the skyline.
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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Thursday, 2 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 2 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 4864 0347 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:7.1570N 2:50.9879W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 4864 0347
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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