Keys to the Past

Threestoneburn stone circle (Cheviotside)

The remains of a Bronze Age stone circle and a stone alignment lie near the Threestone Burn. The circle has 16 stones of local pink granite and measures 36m by 30m. Only four of the stones are still standing and two of these still show evidence of the packing stones that were pushed in around their base to help keep them upright. The original entrance into the circle probably lies through the east side. Partial excavations n the 19th century found charcoal and a flint tool as well as a thick layer of peat over the remains. Beyond two outlying stones is a row of at least three stones that form an alignment. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N1756
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Cheviotside
Local History of Cheviotside


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