|011 Stones, Whiteadder
A pile of small stones, mostly overgrown but with some stones
still visible. The prehistoric relevance of this site is not
known although it is marked on Explorer 345 as an antiquity. A.
Thom investigated this location and describes an alignment of
stones over 100m long, indicating the furthest point south of
the full moon rise.
Whiteadder Reservoir is on the B6355 between Gifford and Preston.
The stones can be found a few meters south of the cattle grid at
the western end of the reservoir, on the hillside to the south of
On verge at side of road beside cattle grid.
This was not at first a very exciting find and the stones appear
to be the remains of small burial cairn, with a few stones
poking through the grass. Alexander Thom suggests a 100m long
alignment but no other stones remain to be seen at the location,
perhaps due to the widening of the B6355. Measurements of the
stones also indicated possible lunar and solstice alignments.