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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
MIMRIKINS CLUMP Mimrikin's Clump
Mimrikin's Clump
Mimrikin's Clump
Mr. William Warrack, Newmill, Fintray
Mr. McKenzie, Farmer Logie Farm
Lease papers of Logie Farm
065 A circular plantation immediately west of Logie Farm, containing the site of a supposed Stone Circle. property of Sir William Forbes Bart. [Baronet].
Site of STONE CIRCLES [Mumrikins Clump] (Site of Supposed) Stone Circle Mr. William Warrack 065 A circular bank, evidently artificial about four feet broad and, from the centre of the enclosure, two feet high, having an entrance about eight feet wide pointing in a south-west direction. Unlike the two at Cothill farm, this supposed circle has no stones near it, and Mr. Warrack's opinion is the only authority.
Note. There are two enclosures here. [Initialled] E.H.C.
Mr. Dalrymple F.S.A. (Scot:) [Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland] was good enough to lend me his aid in ascertaining whether these were veritable circles or not; he came to the conclusion that they were, though whether sepulchral or not, he could not possibly say. In a letter to me on the subject, he writes; - "The enclosures at "Mimrikin's Clump" are very curious, and as far as my experience goes, one of them is unique, being a well-defined semi-circle enclosed by a low vallum. There are some few large stones dotted on the said vallum, & my impression is that there have been more, placed probably with some degree of regularity, thus; [insertion of drawing depicting previous description]. I say "probably", because I have seen, more than once, the stones of "Druids Circles" placed on a low mound running round the circle." It is proposed before long to have a digging at these places. [Signed] E.H. Courtney. Capt.R.E. [Captain Royal Engineers] 30th June 1866.
P.S. On digging, these Circles have been found to be sepulchral, but no urns were found in them, either from the clay having mixed with the soil, or from the Circles being of a primitive, & very early type. [Initialled] E.H.C. Capt.R.E. [Captain Royal Engineers] 31/7/66. [1866]

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Parish of Fintray

[Note relating to 'Site of Stone Circles'] - Note. This will be written
on the Plan when returned
with Remarks. [Initialled] E.H.C

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