List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
STONE CIRCLE [Colmeallie] Circle
New Stat. [Statistical] Account
Land of the Lindsays
James Duke, Colmeallie
013 "At Colmeallie on the base of Mount Battock are two so called Druidical Circles, one with a portico or entrance enclosing an area of 45 feet by 36, the other less" New Statistical Account
There is now the remnants of only one of those circles nor does the farmer recollect for the last 60 years of any other. The following description from Jarvises Land of the Lindsays is here quoted -
"The circles of Colmeallie are of the Common Concentric kind, and the outer encloses an area of forty five by thirty six feet, and consists in all of from fifteen to twenty stones, including three large slabs in the centre, which are supposed to have formed the altar. Some of the boulders are of great size and weight, and, with the exception of three, are all prostrated or mutilated. Those standing are each pretty nearly five feet four inches above ground, one of them is three feet nine broad, another two feet three, and the third about one foot eight inches, At thickest they are respectively thirteen, fourteen, and twenty inches, The largest lies on the ground, and is nine feet five inches long by seven feet five broad. Others of nearly
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Co. [County] Forfar -- Parish of Edzell

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