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Alternative Names Balkethly; Balkaithley
Canmore ID 34487
Site Number NO51SW 9
NGR NO 540 109
Council FIFE
Former Region FIFE
Former District NORTH EAST FIFE
Former County FIFE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
NGR Desc NO c. 540 109

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Archaeological Notes

NO51SW 9 c. 540 109.

'A Druindical temple is said to have stood in the vicinity of Balkethly (Balkaithley - NO 547 110). Not the smallest vestige can now be seen.'
Statistical Account (OSA) 1794

(Area NO 5402 1100) Three stones close to the west wall of the minster's garden at Dunino, seem to have been part of a circle.
New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845; J M Leighton 1840

Similar information to above, but stated to be "in the neighbourhood of Dunino Law" (NO 542 113).
J Stuart 1867

The stone circle which formerly existed near the church at Dunino has now been entirely destroyed, but what are believed to be portions of some of the original stones are built into the dyke on the north side of the roadway at the south-west of the churchyard about 100 yards east of its junction with the main throughfare to St Andrews.

No trace of this stone circle was found. The stone fragments mentioned by RCAHMS are in the position described.
Visited by OS (EGC) 26 August 1968.

Books and References

Leighton, J M (1840) History of the county of Fife from the earliest period to the present time, 3v Glasgow
Page(s): Vol.3, 84 Held at RCAHMS D.4.LEI.R

NSA (1834-1845) The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy, 15v Edinburgh
Page(s): Vol.9 (Fife), 366 Held at RCAHMS B.2.2.STA

OSA (1791-9) The statistical account of Scotland, drawn up from the communications of the ministers of the different parishes, in Sinclair, J (Sir) Edinburgh
Page(s): Vol.11, 365 Held at RCAHMS B.2.2.STA

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