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Mormond Stag

A remarkable construction on the eastern slope of Mormond Hill in the Buchan district of Aberdeenshire, the Mormond Stag lies at a height of between 155 and 175m (508-74 feet), below the communications masts on the hill's summit and 1½ miles (2.5 km) north northwest of the village of New Leeds. Formed from white quartzite boulders set in trenches cut into the contrasting green turf of the hillside, it was created 1869-70 by William F. Cordiner of Cortes to mark his wedding. The ten-point Stag is bigger than the older Mormond White Horse, which lies 1½ miles (2.4 km) to the west, measuring 56m (183 feet) for nose to tail and 64m (210 feet) from the tip of its antlers to its hoof.


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