Torhousekie, South

View from the south west.


Scotland Dumfries and Galloway Rest of Scotland NX 38272 56455
Lat 54.87664549   Long -4.52230078

Plan showing the relative positions of the stone alignments at Torhousekie. From Coles, F.R., 1897, 91.


Type: Field clearance Length: 7m
No. of stones: 13 Size of stones: Medium and large
Orientation: 30° Altitude: 30m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  Stone circles, stone alignments and cairns

Other Information

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


Category: Unlikely. This line of stones is probably entirely the result of field clearance. The largest stone at the northern end clearly sits on top of stones similar in size to those which lie in a line parallel to the field wall. The proximity of the stone circle has probably influenced the interpretation of this site as prehistoric. Whilst a prehistoric date cannot be wholly discounted the feature as a whole has the appearance of being the result of field clearance.


View from south east (Scale 1m). Torhousekie stone circle stands close up and is likely to have influenced the identification of this feature as prehistoric.

The largest stone clearly sits on top of stones similar to those previously interpreted as field clearance. This means that this too is probably a stone cleared from the field.

View from north west (Scale 1m). 

The large stone sits on probable field clearance stones. View from north (Scale 1m).

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Canmore     Society of Antiquaries Scotland

Other References

Coles, F R., 1897a, ‘Notes on a stone circle in Wigtownshire’, Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol. 31, 1896-7.


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