Region : Grampian Home
District : Banff & Buchan Map
Town or village : Rathen List
Grid Reference : NJ 958 470 Glossary
Period :   Prehistory Bibliography

Berrybrae image

A recumbent stone circle of the Buchan type (i.e. set on a low stone bank). It comprises nine uprights and a massive, 9-ton basalt recumbent. At the centre there was a ring cairn where three burial pits were found.
After excavation in 1975-78, Aubrey Burl revealed that the site was vandalised around 1700 BC by people who built a rough wall, probably an enclosed cremation cemetery around the circle.