MHG1979 - Possible Stone Circle, Acharole

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Type and Period (1)

  • STONE CIRCLE (Undated)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Standing Stones (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

These two stones probably represent remains of a stone circle. The eastern stone (A) is oblong in section, 4ft 10ins high, 13ft in circumference, and 4ft longest diameter. Stone B, 21ft 3ins W, lies displaced; it is 6ft long, 2ft 8ins broad, and 1ft 9ins thick.
The ONB (1871) mentions a few smaller stones, partially sunk in the ground near stone 'A', "which have probably been standing at one time". RCAHMS 1911; Name Book 1871.

These two stones are as described by RCAHMS. No other remains of this probable stone circle can be found. There are several smaller stones nearby.
Visited by OS (N K B) 22 October 1965.

No change. Visited by OS (J M) 11 March 1982.


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 12, 108 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3342.


RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, 133, No. 484 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Location

Grid reference Centred ND 2234 5167 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND25SW
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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