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Lewis, Breasclete

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Lewis, Breasclete

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Alternative Name(s) Cnoc A' Phrionnsa

Canmore ID 4149

Site Number NB23NW 1

NGR NB 2103 3549

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish Uig
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NB23NW 1 2103 3549.

(NB 2103 3549) Burial Chamber (NR)

OS 6" map, (1965)

There is now no vestige of cairn material, but the remaining stones appear to represent the north half of an oval or circular chamber. There are four upright contiguous stones 2'9" to 3'9" high, their vertical sides fitting fairly closely. There is also a small but apparently earthfast stone 9" high, to the SE. To the SW may be seen the tip of a stone lying almost flat, presumably a fallen stone from the chamber.

RCAHMS 1928.

The remains of a chambered cairn on the top of a small but quite prominent hill.

A S Henshall 1972.

Remains of a burial chamber as described and planned by Henshall. Surveyed at 1/2500

Visited by OS (R L) 20 June 1969.

The site of this cairn is on the summit of a small hill within an area of rough pasture. As described and planned in earlier accounts, four stones of the chamber remain standing together with two smaller earthfast stones to the SE; one of latter is set at such an angle that it probably did not form part of the chamber. No cairn material is visible, and it is difficult to visualise the shape and extent of the cairn, partly on account of the rocky edge of exposed bedrock that tails off downslope to the W.

Visited by RCAHMS (ARG, SPH) 29 August 2009

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Field Visit (29 August 2009)

The site of this cairn is on the summit of a small hill within an area of rough pasture. As described and planned in earlier accounts, four stones of the chamber remain standing together with two smaller earthfast stones to the SE; one of latter is set at such an angle that it probably did not form part of the chamber. No cairn material is visible, and it is difficult to visualise the shape and extent of the cairn, partly on account of the rocky edge of exposed bedrock that tails off downslope to the W.

Visited by RCAHMS (ARG,SPH) 29 August 2009

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