Recumbent Stone Circles :: Shared Description

Recumbent stone circles are 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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by Anne Burgess
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NO8175 : Millplough Recumbent Stone Circle (5) by Anne Burgess
NJ7429 : New Craig Recumbent Stone Circle (5) by Anne Burgess
NJ6142 : Frendraught Recumbent Stone Circle (1) by Anne Burgess
NJ6906 : Midmar Kirk Recumbent Stone Circle (6) by Anne Burgess
NJ5548 : Rothiemay Recumbent Stone Circle (3) by Anne Burgess
NJ9450 : Auchmachar Recumbent Stone Circle (2) by Anne Burgess
NJ5548 : Rothiemay Recumbent Stone Circle (13) by Anne Burgess
NJ5844 : Cairnton Recumbent Stone Circle (4) by Anne Burgess
NJ8502 : Binghill Recumbent Stone Circle (5) by Anne Burgess
NJ7324 : Balquhain Recumbent Stone Circle (17) by Anne Burgess
NK0457 : Netherton of Logie Recumbent Stone Circle (1) by Anne Burgess
NJ5527 : Ardlair Recumbent Stone Circle (7) by Anne Burgess
NO7294 : Tilquhillie Recumbent Stone Circle (1) by Anne Burgess
NK0457 : Netherton of Logie Recumbent Stone Circle (2) by Anne Burgess
NJ7308 : Wester Echt Recumbent Stone Circle (4) by Anne Burgess
NJ6526 : Hatton of Ardoyne Recumbent Stone Circle (8) by Anne Burgess
NJ8513 : Tyrebagger Recumbent Stone Circle (11) by Anne Burgess
NO9096 : Aquhorthies Recumbent Stone Circle (10) by Anne Burgess
NO8175 : Millplough Recumbent Stone Circle (6) by Anne Burgess
NJ5127 : Corrstone Wood Recumbent Stone Circle (3) by Anne Burgess
NJ7320 : East Aquhorthies Recumbent Stone Circle (4) by Anne Burgess
NJ9324 : Hill of Fiddes Recumbent Stone Circle (4) by Anne Burgess
NJ7428 : Loanhead of Daviot Recumbent Stone Circle (16) by Anne Burgess
NJ5548 : Rothiemay Recumbent Stone Circle (5) by Anne Burgess
NJ6727 : Old Rayne Recumbent Stone Circle (11) by Anne Burgess

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Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2015, Updated: Sat, 25 Nov 2017

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