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Field Visit

Date 16 July 1915

Event ID 924544

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


Sculptered Stone, Benbecula.

This stone was discovered about a mile and a half due east of the ruined well near Strome Shunnamal: “The slab from Strome Shunnamal is of grey granite, 3 feet long by 2 ½ feet broad, and 8 to 9 inches thick. It bears on one face an incised circle 12 inches in diameter, within which are three smaller circles and a triquetral ornament between them” (1). Besides the large circle there is an oblong incised rectangular figure 13 inches long by 5 inches in breadth, divided into two panels, one of which contains two incised scrolls. The other side of the stone is not sculptured. The stone is now preserved in the National Museum of Antiquities, Edinburgh (No. IB, 37).

RCAHMS 1928, visited 16 July 1915.

OS map: South Uist xlv (unnoted)

(1) Cf. Proc. Soc. Antiq. Scot. VIII, 284-5

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