Region : Strathclyde Home
Island : Arran Map
Town or village : Blackwaterfoot List
Grid Reference : NR 910 324 Glossary
Period : 2nd millennium BC Bibliography
Machrie Moor 3
(Machrie Moor III)

Machrie Moor 3 image

This beautiful tall stone is the only one still standing of one of the several stone circles of the important prehistoric ceremonial site of Machrie Moor (Isle of Arran).
The egg-shaped circle, about 15.5m in diameter, was once formed by nine sandstone slabs. Only three stumps and this impressive 4.3m tall stone are now visible.
During excavation in 1861 two cists were found within the circle: one with fragments of burnt bone and the other with a crouched burial of a 22 year-old man. Both cists also contained flint flakes.
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