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Lewis, South Shawbost, Cnoc Laoiran

Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Site Name Lewis, South Shawbost, Cnoc Laoiran

Classification Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Alternative Name(s) Loch Raoinavat

Canmore ID 4209

Site Number NB24NW 7

NGR NB 233 461

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NB24NW 7 233 461.

To the N of Loch Raoinavat on the NE slope of Cnoc Laoiran, are the remains of a stone circle reported by Richard Cox. Known to have been robbed of stones for lintels after World War II, only two monoliths remain erect and two prone monoliths. Up to fifteen groups of shattered monolith fragments, socket holes and other stone settings. Ground

Survey suggests a ring of 28.6m diameter with internal stone settings.

M MacRae, M Ponting and R Ponting 1983.

Investigation of associated rectangular stone setting 1.25m by 0.85m overall dimensions, revealed 4 slabs set on edge with peat filled interior.

M Ponting, M MacRae and G R Curtis 1984.

Erosion of peat by rainwater exposed 12 pieces of quartz, 1 core, 7 struck flakes and 4 others - near the rectangular stone setting associated with the stone circle.

G R Curtis and M R Ponting 1986.

Scheduled as Loch Raoinavat, stone circle.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 24 February 1992.


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