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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 656534

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NF76NE 1 7864 6909.

(NF 7864 6909) Standing Stone (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1971)

This standing stone is situated on the summit of Beinn a' Charra, near the Committee Road. It is 9ft 3ins high and about a yard off the perpendicular, sloping towards the S.

E Beveridge 1911.

A standing stone, as described.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (J T T) 5 June 1965.

This massive standing stone is known as Clach Bharnach Bhraodag - "limpet stone of Freya". It measures 9ft 3ins above the surface of the surrouding peat, 6ft 6ins in breadth and 2ft 6ins maximum thickness.

On the SE side of the stone, where the peat has been removed, the stone descends at least 2ft 6ins below the surface.

RCAHMS 1928, visited 1914.

Stone now 2m off perpendicular and a hole on S side is 50cm deep. Information contained in letter from Van Hoek 1980.

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