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