Glenquicken Stone Circle
A gap marks the spot where a now-missing stone once completed the circular arrangement at this Neolithic site.
Glenquicken Stone Circle in the mist
Also known as Billy Diamond’s Bridge Stone Circle, Glenquicken is an oval stone circle with a single central pillar standing 1.6 meters tall. The central stone is cobbled. The outer ring was originally formed from 29 stones, but today only 28 remain, with a gap to the western side indicating where the stone was removed. The circle has a 28-meter diameter, with the stones being taller on the southeastern arc.
The British archaeologist Aubrey Burl has referred to Glenquicken as “the finest of all centre-stone circles”.
Two other stone circles to the northwest are no longer visible. There is also a cist burial to the west, it is thought to have originally been covered with a cairn which has now been removed.
April 7, 2022
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