MHG873 - Stone Circle, Backlass


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Type and Period (1)

  • STONE CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)

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Full Description

At Backlass, some 200 yds W of shepherd's house & immediately outside garden wall, are remains which appear to be those of a stone circle. Only a segment towards N exists, consisting of five stones apparently in situ and one displaced. The stones are for the most part pointed and average 2ft in height, 2ft in breadth, and 1ft 3ins in thickness. A large displaced stone 6ft 6ins long, 3ft 3ins broad, and 1ft 5ins thick, is lying half upon eastmost stone. The diameter of circle has been about 22ft. A large number of pointed stones in adjacent walls seem to have been removed from the monument.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

The remains of this stone circle are as described by RCAHMS. Visited by OS (W D J) 15 April 1961.

(ND 0788 4234) Stone Circle (NR) (rems of) OS 6" map, (1962)

No change. Visited by OS (J M) 23 February 1982.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0787 4234 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND04SE
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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