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