Strichen Stone Circle

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Strichen Stone Circle is a reconstructed Recumbent Stone Circle, c.15m in diameter, comprising the recumbent, 2 flankers and 7 other standing stones of local grey granite.

The circle was pulled down by a tenant farmer in 1830, who was then made to re-erect it by the “furious” landowner. It was later discovered that it had been re-erected to the South of the original site, so that the recumbent appeared on the North arc of the new circle. This reconstruction was itself removed in the 1960s. After excavation in 1979, the stones were replaced in their original positions and the circle reconstructed.

Please note: to access the stone circle you must pass through a field of livestock.

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