MHG4428 - Clava-type ring cairn, Delfour


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Type and Period (1)

  • RING CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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Stone Circle (NR)
Standing Stone (NR)

Delfour 'stone circle' - a Clava ring-cairn comprising an outer kerb of about 58 ft diameter, of substantial boulders and a carefully built inner ring of smaller stones. Outside the kerb is a turf-covered bank of small stones (an original feature but increased by field-gathered stones formerly heaped on the site): very little of the cairn material survives. To the SW of the cairn and 22ft from the kerb is a monolith 9ft 6ins high, and to the N of this a prostrate slab 8ft long; these may be the remains of the monolithic surrounding circle.
A S Henshall 1963, visited 1957.

As described and planned by Henshall.
Surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (R L) 1 December 1966

Field sketch of ring cairn and standing stone - see Assoc. Docs. File.

J Aitken : 18/12/00.

Douglas Scott submitted photographs to the HER in July 2011. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 8442 0858 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH80NW
Civil Parish ALVIE

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