Region : Grampian Home
District : Gordon Map
Town or village : Inverurie List
Grid Reference : NJ 732 207 Glossary
Period : 3rd millennium BC Bibliography
Easter Aquhorthies

Easter Aquhorthies image

This is one of the best preserved recumbent stone circles in Grampian. It is an almost perfect circle, 19.5m in diameter, of nine broad stones of pinkish porphyry and, in one case, red jasper. They are graded in height from 1.1m to 1.7m.
Then there are the two grey granite flankers (more than 2m in height: they are the highest uprights of the monument) and the recumbent of red granite, that is 3.8m long. Two blocks define an area in front of the recumbent's inner face.
Excavations in 1934 found traces of a later internal cairn.
In care of Historic Scotland