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022 Standing Stones, Huly Hill, Newbridge.

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Description
The three standing stones at Huly Hill, actually a tumulus or burial mound, may have formed part of a stone circle or rings of stones around the burial cairn. The three stones reach heights of 2.10m, 2.00m and 1.20m and are comprised of greenstone. There were 12 stones standing in the late 18th Century. The tumulus is not central to these stones and it has been suggested that there may have been two rings of upright stones surrounding the earth mound. A fourth stone, possibly connected to this complex, can be found 300m away in the industrial estate across the motorway. See Related Sites link below. The bronze age burial cairn, now surrounded by a modern stone wall is around 30m in diameter and bronze artefacts were discovered at the site.

Directions
Newbridge is easily accessed from the M8 or A8. The site is well screened by trees and can be reached from a dead-end road leading from the centre of Newbridge.

Parking
By roadside in Newbridge.

Fieldnotes
Who would have thought that the remains of a stone circle - that once boasted 12 stones - can still be found in such a build-up urban area as this. Motorways, feeder roads, industrial estates and even an airport, all surround this strangely quiet and peaceful location, the plantings round the perimeter of the area do their job well. Despite the location, the ease of access makes this a site worth visiting and even the disabled visitor can easily tour the site.

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Quick Info
Type: Standing Stones
Nearest Town: Edinburgh
Nearest Village: Newbridge
O.S.
Landranger Sheet 65
O.S. Explorer Sheet 350
Grid Reference: NT 1234 7260
GPS Reference: HULYSS

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Other Sites Nearby
020 Standing Stone, Lochend, Newbridge.
027 Standing Stone, Gogar, Edinburgh.

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