MHG32197 - Possible Stone Circle, Tree Knoll, Kinsteary


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Type and Period (2)

  • MOUND (Early Bronze Age to 19th Century - 2400 BC to 1900 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) NATURAL FEATURE (Early Bronze Age to 19th Century - 2400 BC to 1900 AD)

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Photos 16/3/2004 from cairn site etc. Development seems to be encroaching further on this knoll that has been truncated across the NW segment. Sones visible - HAW 3/2004

Site visit 10/2003: One of the larger trees on the S side has been felled (possible age c160yrs) and grass etc dying back. There is evidence of flat stone walling in parts around this mound. This matches policy walling elsewhere for Kinsteary House grounds. However, there are a number of other larger stones in possibly arc on S side of clump that look like incomers and suspicious in view of the total lack of stone in the trenching immediately outside the area. Possible that early site retained in this area - HAW 10/2003

Small circular clump of trees marked on 1st ed OS, still there within an arable fielf. Small natural knoll.
However, lies within what is believed to be ritual landscape so needs to be checked as there are a number of stones within the trees, including one exceptionally large one that farmer claims has been placed there relatively recently (is this stone an outlier from the stone row/chambered cairn to N?) - HAW 6/2003

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Grid reference Centred NH 9310 5475 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH95SW
Civil Parish AULDEARN
Geographical Area NAIRN

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