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South Uist, Stoneybridge, Crois Chnoca Breaca

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name South Uist, Stoneybridge, Crois Chnoca Breaca

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 9899

Site Number NF73SW 3

NGR NF 7340 3366

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish South Uist
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NF73SW 3 7340 3366.

(NF 7340 3366) Crois Chnoca Breaca (NR)

OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1928)

On a small mound about 6ft high, about 100 yards from the shore to the west of Stoneybridge, there is a standing stone 6ft 8ins. high, 1ft 4ins broad at the base and 9ins thick. Although shaped like a cross with one arm broken off (hence the name "Crois Chnoca Breaca") it is a natural formation (RCAHMS 1928). Incorrectly described as a chambered cairn on OS 1"map, (sheet No. 23)

RCAHMS 1928; A S Henshall 1972; Information from A.O. archive 930/4.

The stone is as described by RCAHMS; the grass-covered mound of stones on which it stands is probably packing material. The name is still known locally.

Re-surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (N K B) 10 May 1965.

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