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All but one of the stones has fallen
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A recumbent stone circle 43 feet in diameter, surrounding a very well-defined central cairn 28 feet in diameter. It consisted originally of eight stones, one of which has gone. Only one stone is standing; height 4½ feet, named the Candle Stane, according to the Ordnance Survey Name Book (ONB, 1866). The recumbent stone is 13¾ feet long, 6½ feet broad and 22 inches thick. Its fallen W flanker is 9 feet long and the E one is 6½ feet long, and the other stones vary from 8¾ feet to 6 feet long. The circle stands in a conspicuous position with a trench like quarry on its west side, Keiller(1934) writes of the exquisitely worked wide curve on the inner faces of the flanking stones made to facilitate the lowering of the recumbent stone to its final position.
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 Latitude:   57°21'29.70"N, Longitude:       2°40'6.34"W



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A recumbent stone circle 43 feet in diameter, surrounding a very well-defined central cairn 28 feet in diameter. It consisted originally of eight stones, one of which has gone. Only one stone is standing; height 4 1/2 feet, named the Candle Stane, according to the Ordnance Survey Name Book (ONB, 1866). The recumbent stone is 13 3/4 feet long, 6 1/2 feet broad and 22 inches thick. Its fallen W flanker is 9 feet long and the E one is 6 1/2 feet long, and the other stones vary from 8 3/4 feet to 6 feet long. The circle stands in a conspicuous position with a trench like quarry on its west side, Keiller(1934) writes of the exquisitely worked wide curve on the inner faces of the flanking stones made to facilitate the lowering of the recumbent stone to its final position.
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Latitude:  57.35444, Longitude:  -2.67893

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