Region : Dumfries & Galloway Home
District : Wigtownshire Map
Town or village : Wigtown List
Grid Reference : NX 382 564 Glossary
Period : 2nd millennium BC Bibliography

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This beautiful flattened circle, measuring 21.4m x 20m, comprises 19 granite boulders. At the centre there is a row of three stones (two larger and one smaller between them) aligned NE-SW.
The circle boulders are graded in height from 0.6m to 1.4m towards the south-east. The site is different from any of the other stone rings in the region, being more like the recumbent stone circles of Grampian and south-west Ireland.
In 1684 the central stones were known as 'King Gauldus's Tomb' (a mythical Scottish king). Not far to the south of the circle there is a single standing stone and to the east an alignment of three boulders.
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