Garrol Wood

Recumbent Stone Circle - Kincardineshire

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NO 72333 91229 (GPS 39min) Diam. 14.5* x 17.8m (meas.)
Visited August 1987/July 1999 No magnetic anomalies

Yet another circle now in a conifer plantation, Garrol Wood exhibits several of the "aberrant" features seen in Kincardine recumbents. The circle stones do not show the usual height grading, and in common with circles such as Auchquhorthies the recumbent is set back from the circle circumference. The circle is elliptical, 17.75m wide, and by extrapolation of the southern arc, the north-south axis would be 14.5 m, but the recumbent lies 1.5m short of this, inside the ring. There are six circle stones standing, the recumbent 2.3m long and 1m high, and the western flanker at 1.9m. The central depression of the internal ring-cairn is much less pronounced than it appeared in 1987 (I fell into it on that occasion), originally this was a 3.8m diameter area enclosed by eight granite kerbs graded to the south east. Excavation of this area in 1904 revealed cremated bone, charcoal, and pottery urn fragments. Close to the road, this is a very pleasant site to visit and is close to the Esslies.

*Diameter of circle stones, diameter to recumbent was 13m.

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