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Field Visit

Date 18 July 1923

Event ID 1103028

Category Recording

Type Field Visit

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1103028

Stone Circle, "Tursachan", Cnoc Fillibhir Bheag, near Callanish.

About ¾ mile east by south of the great circle of Callanish (NB23SW 1), some 400 yards west of the fifteenth milestone on the road from Stornoway, on the summit of a slight ridge about 50 feet above sea-level, are two concentric circles of standing stones, the outer ring composed of eight erect and five prostrate stones, and the inner ring of four erect stones. The stones are set in a packing of small boulders. The diameter of the outer circle averages 53 feet, and of the inner 28 feet. The stones still erect, beginning in each case with that to the north-west, have successively the following heights, the other dimensions being calculable from the plan:-

Outer Circle - (1) 5 feet 2 inches; (2) 4 feet 4 inches; (3) 4 feet 8 inches; (4) 4 feet 2 inches; (5) 5 feet 5 inches; (6) 3 feet 3 inches; (7) 4 feet 6 inches; (8) 5 feet 10 inches.

Inner Circle - (1) 7 feet; (2) 4 feet 7 inches; (3) 5 feet 5 inches; (4) 6 feet. (Fig. 65)

RCAHMS 1928, visited 18 July 1923

OS map: Lewis xxv

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