Broomend of Crichie, North

A probable double stone row known from a 1920’s account of the archaeology of this area. The row was situated on a terrace next to the River Don and is said to have stood between a concentric stone circle which has also been destroyed, but which is known from a 1780 map and the henge which still survives. The row would have been about 46m long, composed of large stones and orientated north to south. A second stone row leading from the henge partially survives.


Scotland Aberdeenshire Rest of Scotland NJ 77942 19746
Lat 57.26790189    Long -2.36736057

Map showing the location of Broomend of Crichie, North stone row.

Simplified plan of Broomend of Crichie stone alignments (After Ritchie, R., 1920, 170).

Conjectural plan showing the form of the alignments prior to their mutilation in the 18th Century. Destroyed features shown grey. (After Ritchie, 1920).


Type: Double Length: 46m
No. of stones: ? Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 0° Altitude: 61m
Upper end: Stone circle Lower end: Henge and stone circle
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  Stone alignment, stone circle and cairns
Notes: Destroyed

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     Canmore     Society of Antiquaries

Other References

Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 221.

Ritchie, J., 1920, ‘The stone circle at Broomend of Crichie, Aberdeenshire’, Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol. 54, 1919-20. Pgs. 154-72.


VISITED:- 21st September 2014

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 29th September 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 17th December 2017

%d bloggers like this: