Albion, ancient sites, Art, Folk Tale, TOLL

Torhousekie Stone Circle

Dumfries and Galloway, 28th October, 2022

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One of the most easily accessible

and most complete stone circles in Britain!

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The ring of nineteen stones, graded in height,

with the tallest in the south-east,

surrounds a central platform of small boulders

containing three large stones.

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Folklore designates it another ‘Tomb of King Gauldus’

whom we met at Cairn Holy.

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It is unlikely this site has ever been used as a tomb

but it has not been excavated.

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Use of the same name may indicate a connection

between the sites of quite another sort.

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Nineteen stones suggests measurement

of the nineteen year Metonic Cycle.

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The central stones would here

represent, sun, moon, and earth.

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