NX5058 : Glenquicken Stone circle

taken 3 years ago, 3 km from Culcronchie, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Glenquicken Stone circle
Glenquicken Stone circle
Glenquicken Moor contains a number of prehistoric monuments, including this lovely little stone circle with its dramatic views northwards towards Cairnsmore and the Minnigaff Hills. It consists of a central standing stone surrounded by a low ring of granite boulders, and is of a type which seems to be locally distinctive to Galloway. There are at least two other similar, smaller and less well preserved stone circles about 2 km to the SE and SSE, and the 1850 6" OS map shows another stone circle about 250 metres to the NW. However when the RCAHMS inventory was compiled in 1914, no trace of this last circle could be found and the site is now lost.
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Date Taken
Monday, 12 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 14 May, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands 
Primary Subject of Photo
Stone Circle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 5096 5821 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.7796N 4:19.5350W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 5096 5818
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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