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Vatersay, Cuithe Heillanish

Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Standing Stone (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Site Name Vatersay, Cuithe Heillanish

Classification Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Standing Stone (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Beinn Ruilibreac, Standing Stones And Enclosure; Ben Rulibreck; Bhatarsaigh

Canmore ID 21403

Site Number NL69SW 2

NGR NL 6277 9389

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NL69SW 2 6277 9389

Stone [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1971.

In a slight hollow, about 150ft above sea level, at Cuithe Heillanish, which is about 5/8 mile south-west of Vatersay township, there is a standing stone of gneiss, 5 1/2 ft high by 2ft 1in broad at the base and 1 1/2 ft thick. It stands on the line of an old cuithe or stock enclosure and inclines slightly to the west.

RCAHMS 1928.

This stone was located at NL 6277 9389. It is as described by RCAHMS and now forms the west jamb of the entrance of an old enclosure.

Visited by OS (W D J), 22 May 1965.

Scheduled as Beinn Ruilibreac, standing stones and enclosure... a standing stone and associated enclosure... in rough and rocky ground on the SE of Ben Rulibreck on Vatersay.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 9 March 2005.


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