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Lewis, Callanish, 'tursachan'

Cairn (Period Unassigned), Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Site Name Lewis, Callanish, 'tursachan'

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned), Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Alternative Name(s) Callanish Ii; Cnoc Ceann A' Gharraidh; Cnoc Ceann; Ceann A'gharaodh; Calanais

Canmore ID 4169

Site Number NB23SW 3

NGR NB 22215 32617

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

NB23SW 3 22215 32617.

(NB 2220 3260) Stone Circle (NR) (remains of)

OS 6" map, (1965)

A circle of tall, thin standing stones surrounding a cairn, the original character of which cannot now be determined with certainty. The cairn measures 28' in diameter and 1' in height and shows in its centre an excavated cavity 6' in diameter. The stones, of which five are erect and two prostrate range from 10'9" to 6'6" in height. A slab 4'8" long by 1'9" in greatest breadth lies in front of the most westerly erect stone, pointing towards the centre of the circle, which is 65' in diameter.

RCAHMS 1928.

A stone circle with a cairn placed eccentrically within it, generally as described and planned by RCAHMS. The stones are on the same level as the surrounding ground, but the interior is slightly sunken.

Surveyed at 1/2500

Visited by OS (R L) 20 June 1969.

Scheduled as Ceann a'Gharaodh, stone circle and cairn.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 2 November 1992.

This cairn and stone circle are as described. The slightly sunken interior was water-filled on the date of visit.

Visited by RCAHMS (ARG, SPH) 29 August 2009

Activities

Field Visit (29 August 2009)

This cairn and stone circle are as described. The slightly sunken interior was water-filled on the date of visit.

Visited by RCAHMS (ARG,SPH) 29 August 2009

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