Yonder Bognie

Recumbent Stone Circle - Aberdeenshire

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NJ 60061 45771 (GPS 33min) Diameter 15.7m (meas.)
Visited Aug 1987/ July 1999 No magnetic anomalies

Yet another recumbent circle that has fallen on hard times, Yonder Bognie is a mess. Only the recumbent, the western flanker, and four circle stones still stand, (well, have less than 45 degrees of lean would be more accurate). The eastern flanker is fallen and appears to be broken, and there is a jumble of stones (some suspiciously large), piled on the western circumference of the circle. Unusually the site has a pronounced slope to the east, and in common with circles such as Garrol Wood and Auchquhorthies, the recumbent and flankers are situated back from the circle cicumference, in this case some 2.7m. The surviving flanker is 1.7m tall and the recumbent is 2.8m long weighing ten tons, it is aligned on the major southern moonrise.

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