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Killin Stone Circle

Killin Stone Circle
Drizzly image of stone circle with wet people
Killin Stone Circle in 2008
Killin Stone Circle is located in Stirling
Killin Stone Circle
Shown within Stirling
LocationKillin, Stirling
Coordinates56°27′55″N 4°18′43″W / 56.465318°N 4.312039°W / 56.465318; -4.312039
TypeStone circle
History
PeriodsBronze Age

Killin Stone Circle (or Kinnell Stone Circle) is a prehistoric stone circle situated at the west end of Loch Tay near the village of Killin, Stirling, Scotland.

Location

The stone circle is located about 0.5 miles east of Killin, at the western end of Loch Tay (grid reference NN576327).[1] It is situated in a pasture field immediately southwest of Kinnell House.[2]

Description

The stone circle consists of six upright slabs, ranging in height from around 1.4 metres to 1.9 metres.[3] The stones form a flattened circle with a diameter of around 10 metres.[3] The stones are of dark grey schist.[1] The two tallest stones lie next to each other on the southwest quadrant.[2] On the top of the northernmost stone there are three cupmarks.[2]

The stone circle is one of the more westerly examples of a large number of stone circles to be found in central Scotland,[2] many of which consist of six stones.[1] The good condition of this particular stone circle may be due to its position in the grounds of Kinnell House, and it may have been 'restored' in the 18th or 19th century.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Burl, Aubrey (2005). A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany. Yale University Press. p. 161. ISBN 0300114060.
  2. ^ a b c d e Stevenson, Jane Byrne (1996). Glasgow, Clydeside and Stirling (Exploring Scotland's Heritage). H.M. Stationery Office. pp. 155–6. ISBN 0114952914.
  3. ^ a b "Killin, Kinnell Park". RCAHMS. Retrieved 13 August 2015.