Courtesy of National Library of Scotland | Licence: CC BY 4.0
Courtesy of National Library of Scotland | Licence: CC BY 4.0

184b - Druidical Stones, Stenhouse, Orkney

1807

Unknown Artist

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Title

184b - Druidical Stones, Stenhouse, Orkney

Date

1807

Description

This drawing was by a J. Mc [?], the rest of the name now being lost. It may date from 1807. This picture, although labelled Stenness, may actually be a representation of the Ring of Brodgar, further along the same track. The standing stones at Stenness reach 5.6 metres in height, although only four of the original 12 remain standing. Excavators discovered grooved ware pottery on the site in 1973. The Stenness circle is near the larger and more well-known Ring of Brodgar, although this larger henge may be slightly younger. There is no clear indication of who used the circle or why but it has now gained the nickname 'the lunar circle'. ircle was used but it has now gained the nickname ‘the lunar circle’.

Collective title: Hutton Drawings > [Volume 2] > Orkney

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Location

Orkney, Scotland

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Unknown

Credits

Image Credit

Courtesy of National Library of Scotland

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