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Lewis, Lower Bayble, Clach Stein

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Lewis, Lower Bayble, Clach Stein

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 4396

Site Number NB53SW 5

NGR NB 5165 3174

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NB53SW 5 5165 3174

(NB 5165 3174) Clach Stein (Druidical) (OE)

OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1899)

Standing Stone, 'Clach Stein',.... a large broken prostrate monolith. It has been 10ft in length, 2ft 8ins in breadth and about the same in thickness. There are several blocks of stone of inconsiderable size in the immediate vicinity.

RCAHMS 1928, visited 1914.

The stone is split into two parts, 1.5m by 0.8m and 1.4m by 0.6m, the lower portion partly embedded in the soil, at an angle: 1.5m north of it stands a smaller stone, protruding 0.8m above the ground: this is 0.6 by 0.3m in size. The surrounding moor has at one time been cultivated and old dykes and clearance heaps protrude through the peat.

Visited by OS (A L F R) assistant archaeology officer, 23 April 1964.

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