MHG4428 - Clava-type ring cairn, Delfour
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Type and Period (1)
- RING CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
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>
Cash, C G, 1906, 'Stone circles at Grenish, Aviemore, and Delfour, Strathspey', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 40 1905-6, p.245-54, 253 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1545.
Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 374-5, INV 29; plan, fig. 94 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG357.
<1> Scott, D, 2010-11, Photographs and information from Douglas Scott (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG25031.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Cash, C G. 1906. 'Stone circles at Grenish, Aviemore, and Delfour, Strathspey', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 40 1905-6, p.245-54. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 245-54. 253.
- --- Text/Publication/Monograph: Henshall, A S. 1963. The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1. 374-5, INV 29; plan, fig. 94.
- <1> Image/Photograph(s): Scott, D. 2010-11. Photographs and information from Douglas Scott. Colour. Yes. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 8442 0858 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY|
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External Links (3)
- http://data.historic-scotland.gov.uk/pls/htmldb/f?p=2300:35:1177880253467667::::P35_SELECTED_MONUMENT:898 (Historic Scotland scheduled monument description (old hyperlink))
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM898 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14894 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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