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