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015 Stone Setting, Kirkmabreck, Creetown.

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Description
This small four-poster stone setting or stone circle lies immediately next to a small cairn about half a mile from Bagbie farm steading. The setting consists of four stones no more than 0.75m high and about 2.00m apart, farming a roughly square setting. The stones appear to be associated with the adjacent cairn.

Directions
From Creetown follow the A75 (T) south to Carsluith, then follow the single track road inland until a sharp right hand turn is reached just before a row of cottages. The stones are along the dirt track heading north west.

Parking
There is limited parking in the area and vehicles should be parked in Carsluith.

Fieldnotes
My wife and I found this site when following a local walk, discovered on a leaflet we picked up when visiting the area during the summer. The leaflet did not show much detail of the site and I was delighted to find both cairn and stone setting as we walked along the trail. There is another solitary standing stone in the field to the south, easily visible from the road. At the time of my visit a herd of rather boisterous cattle were beside this stone and I decided a closer vist would have to wait until another day.

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Quick Info
Type: Stone Setting
Nearest Town: Newton Stewart
Nearest Village: Creetown
O.S.
Landranger Sheet 83
O.S. Explorer Sheet 311
Grid Reference: NX 4979 5640
GPS Reference: KRKMA1

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