Region : Strathclyde Home
Island : Arran Map
Town or village : Blackwaterfoot List
Grid Reference : NR 912 324 Glossary
Period : 3rd-2nd millennium BC Bibliography
Machrie Moor 6
(Machrie Moor XI)

Machrie Moor 6 image

This stone circle is a recent discovery in the important prehistoric ceremonial site of Machrie Moor (Isle of Arran). It was excavated from the peat by Aubrey Burl in 1978.
The stone ring is an asymmetric structure (neither circular nor oval, neither egg-shaped nor spiral) of ten small stones, nine of sandstone and one of granite (to the north-east). It measures 12.9m x 14.7m and the tallest stone is 1.2m high.
Excavation revealed that the ring, like the nearby Machrie Moor 1 stone circle, was preceded by a ring of timber posts.
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