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Lewis, Carloway, Clach An Tursa

Standing Stone(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name Lewis, Carloway, Clach An Tursa

Classification Standing Stone(S) (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 4212

Site Number NB24SW 1

NGR NB 2041 4295

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

NB24SW 1 2041 4295.

(NB 2041 4295) Clach an Tursa (NR) (Stone of Sorrow)

OS 6" map, (1965)

A fine standing stone facing and slightly incling NE. It measures 7' 6" in height, 2' 11" across the SW face 3' 5" across the NE and about 1'10" thick. To the NE at a distance of 3' is a long prostrate pillar stone, broken in two and partly buried, 14' 8" long, at least 3'3" wide, and over 1' 4" thick. A somewhat similar stone, also broken in two, 17' long, 5' broad and 1' 8" thick. lies 11' west of the upright pillar.

RCAHMS 1928, visited 1914.

Clach an Tursa, a standing stone, with two prostrate stones as described by RCAHMS.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (R L) 18 June 1969.

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