Over the weekend, the group spent almost five hours on the site. This picture, looking south, shows the upper, oval-shaped area formed by what appears to be a poorly-constructed stone wall. An unusual feature of this is that, to the right of the picture, larger rocks can be seen balanced on smaller.
The afternoon was spent drawing a detailed plan of the site, a task which was none too easy as we're careful not to move anything except loose vegetation.
While we enjoyed speculating, we have no idea what the structure is. The oval area alone could be anything from an animal pen through to a roofed dwelling, but the walls are very poorly built and irregular in shape for the latter. One suggestion was that it was a burial cairn in which the large rocks formed a rough tomb, or cist, in the middle, and the smaller rocks covered them, but the structure was then crudely excavated. Another possibility is that the large stones were portal stones forming an entrance. Both these suggestions would explain why the large rocks are piled on top of the smaller on the west side.
Many thanks to Andrew Perkins for the plan drawing.