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The Neolithic

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Stone Circle, Torhouse

Period:
Neolithic
Description:

A stone circle consisting of 19 granite boulders set on end on the circumference of a circle about 22m in diameter. Three upright boulders stand in a line near the centre of the circle. The low arc of rubble adjoining these to the north-west may be of later date than the boulders. The stones range in height from about 0.6m to 1.6m.

 

In 1684 the three central stones were known as 'King Gauldus's Tomb' - Galdus being a mythical Scottish king.

 

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