Castle Fraser

Recumbent Stone Circle - Aberdeenshire

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NJ71513 12532 (GPS 31min) Diameter 18.5m (meas.)
Visited August 1987/July 1999 No magnetic anomalies

Also known as Balgorkar, this was originally a circle of ten height graded stones built on a leveled platform, of these only six stand today. The recumbent is also standing and is aligned to the major southern moonset. The stones of the internal ring-cairn are completely buried, only the telltale rise in the circle interior hints at its presence. Excavation revealed quartz pebbles, the paved internal space of the ring-cairn contained cremated bone, and shards of an urn were found by the fallen stone near to the western flanker.

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