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Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Ensay

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 10467

Site Number NF98NE 3

NGR NF 98041 86679

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish Harris
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Inverness-shire


Field Visit (6 June 1914)

137. Standing Stone, Ensay.

On the Cnoc a Chaisteil, about 200 yards north by west of Ensay House, at an elevation of 50 feet above sea-level, is an irregularly shaped narrow slab of stone set on end with a considerable slant to the west, measuring 4 feet 8 inches in height, 1 foot 9 inches in breadth and 8 inches in thickness.

Harris xx ii.

Visited by RCAHMS (JGC) 6 June 1914

Desk Based Assessment (8 March 1966)

(NF 9803 8667) Standing Stone (NR)

OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1903)

An irregularly shaped, narrow slab of stone set on end with a considerable slant to the west. It is 4ft 8ins high x 1ft 9ins x 8ins.

RCAHMS 1928.

Field Visit (4 July 1969)

A standing stone, as decribed by the Commission, set on living rock, its base supported by large stones.

Visited by OS (N K B) 4 July 1969.

Field Visit (22 June 2012)

This standing stone is situated in rough pasture at the edge of a rocky ridge overlooking Ensay House (NF98NE 22), some 170m to the SSE. Set on bedrock and supported by at least two stones at its base (though it leans slightly to the W), it measures 0.55m from NE to SW by 0.15m transversely at the base and stands 1.25m in height.

Visited by RCAHMS (GFG) 22 June 2012.


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