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. Kirkton of Culsalmond, Aberdeenshire
  94. Little Balmae, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire
  95. Little Meg, Glassonby, Cumbria
  96. Loanend, Leslie, Aberdeenshire
  97. Loanhead North, Daviot, Aberdeenshire
  98. Loanhead South, Daviot, Aberdeenshire
  99. Long Meg and Her Daughters, Little Salkeld, Cumbria
  100. Loupin Stanes, Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire
  101. Lower Glovershaw, Baildon Moor, West Yorkshire
  102. Lundin Farm, Aberfeldy, Perthshire
  103. Machrie Moor 1, Kilmory, Arran
  104. Machrie Moor 2, Kilmory, Arran
  105. Machrie Moor 3, Kilmory, Arran
  106. Machrie Moor 4, Kilmory, Arran
  107. Machrie Moor 5, Kilmory, Arran – see Fingal’s Cauldron Seat
  108. Machrie Moor 6, Kilmory, Arran
  109. Machuim, Lawers, Loch Tay, Perthshire
  110. Mains of Hatton, Kirkton of Auchterless, Aberdeenshire
  111. Marchwell, Glencorse, Midlothian
  112. Mudbeck Ring, Arkengarthdale Moor, North Yorkshire
  113. Na Clachan Bhreige, Kirkibost, Skye, Inverness-shire
  114. Nether Corskie, Dunecht, Aberdeenshire
  115. Nettlehole Ridge, Skipton, North Yorkshire
  116. Newchurch-in-Pendle, Lancashire
  117. Newcraig, Daviot, Aberdeenshire
  118. Nine Stones Close, Harthill, Derbyshire
  119. Ninewells, Caputh, Perthshire
  120. Old Kirk of Tough, Corrennie Moor, Kirkton of Tough, Aberdeenshire
  121. Pipers Stones, Blessington, County Wicklow
  122. Pitglassie, Kirkton of Auchterless, Aberdeenshire
  123. Rawthey Bridge, Fell End, Ravenstonedale, Westmorland
  124. Ringstone, Cropredy, Oxfordshire
  125. Ringstone, Whaley Bridge, Cheshire
  126. Ringstone Edge, Barkisland, West Yorkshire
  127. Ringstone Hill, Brierley, South Yorkshire
  128. Ring Stone Hill, Catlow, Nelson, Lancashire
  129. Ringstone Wood, Howden, East Yorkshire
  130. Ringstones, Lowgill, Lancashire
  131. Ring Stones, Worsthorne, Lancashire
  132. Robin Hood’s Penny Stone, Wainstalls, Halifax, West Yorkshire
  133. Roghadal, Harris, Outer Hebrides
  134. The Rollright Stones, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
  135. Rombald’s Ring, Rombalds Moor, West Yorkshire (NEW FIND)
  136. Roms Law, Burley Moor, West Yorkshire
  137. Sheep Scar, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire
  138. Shielburn, Fortrie, Aberdeenshire
  139. Sithean Mor, Shian, Iona, Argyll
  140. Snowden Crags, Askwith Moor, North Yorkshire
  141. Soldier’s Trench, Baildon Moor, West Yorkshire – see Brackenhall Green
  142. Stannary, Halifax, West Yorkshire
  143. Stone Rings, Pannal, North Yorkshire
  144. Sunhoney, Midmar, Aberdeenshire
  145. Sunken Kirk, Clatt, Aberdeenshire
  146. Sunken Kirk, Windley, Derbyshire
  147. Swinside, Hallthwaites, Millon, Cumbria
  148. Templelands, Auchterhouse, Angus
  149. Temple of Anaitis, Lusta, Waternish, Skye
  150. Temple Stones, Potterton, Aberdeenshire
  151. Temple Wood, Kilmartin, Argyll
  152. Tigh na Ruaich, Ballinluig, Perthshire
  153. Tigh Stallar, Boreray, St. Kilda, Outer Hebrides
  154. Toad Stones, Baildon Moor, West Yorkshire
  155. Tofthills, Clatt – see Sunken Kirk
  156. Tom-a-Clachan, Kirkmichael, Perthshire
  157. Torrnacloch, Dalbog, Edzell, Angus
  158. Tullibody, Clackmannanshire
  159. Twelve Apostles, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire
  160. Walshaw Dean, Wadsworth Moor, West Yorkshire
  161. Weecher, Faweather, Baildon Moor, West Yorkshire
  162. Wester Biggs, Dunblane, Perthshire
  163. The Whetstones, White Grit, Churchstoke, Montgomeryshire
  164. White Hill, Mony Musk, Aberdeenshire
  165. Windy Hill Circle, Baildon Moor, West Yorkshire
  166. Worshipping Stones, Balquhidder – see Clachan Aoraidh
  167. Yockenthwaite, Buckden, North Yorkshire