A. Thom B2/4 Class II Survey

Construction: Type I egg based on a 3, 4, 5, triangle . Perimeter 90.95 mr = 36.4 mr. Intermediate circle drawn with radius 11 my. Inner circle diameter uncertain. The flankers are inside the ring but exceptionally, the right hand is nearer the centre. The line to B2/5 shows the azimuth of the rising midsummer Sun.

Esslie the Greater B2-5

Aubrey Burl (Kincardine 8)

Construction: Type I egg based on a 3, 4, 5, triangle . Perimeter 90.95 mr = 36.4 mr. Intermediate circle drawn with radius 11 my. Inner circle diameter uncertain. The flankers are inside the ring but exceptionally, the right hand is nearer the centre. The line to B2/5 shows the azimuth of the rising midsummer Sun.

This overgrown but well-preserved recumbent stone circle stands on a W-facing slope at 170 m O.D. miles W of Strachan and 10 miles WNW of Stonehaven.

The stones stand on the perimeter of an ellipse 87 ft x 76 ft 2 ins (26.5 x 23.2 m). Inside can be seen some of the kerbs of a ring-cairn 59 ft 3 ins (18.0 m) in diameter with a clearly-defined central space 20 ft 7 ins (6.3 m) across. Typically of the recumbent stone circles in the Dee Valley the recumbent stone is set slightly to the E of S.

The circle was dug into in 1873 by Dr. R. A. Smith who found a central cist of small stones with some charcoal and bone fragments in it.

Bibliography

R. A. Smith, PSAS 14, 1879-80, 301-3. F. R. Coles, PSAS 34, 1899-1900, 162-6.