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Aird Sleitenish,stone circle

A Scheduled Monument in Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.0672 / 58°4'2"N

Longitude: -7.0368 / 7°2'12"W

OS Eastings: 103097

OS Northings: 919773

OS Grid: NB030197

Mapcode National: GBR 970D.PP2

Mapcode Global: WGW14.WHBF

Entry Name: Aird Sleitenish,stone circle

Scheduled Date: 9 March 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5326

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Uig

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch

Traditional County: Ross-shire

Description

The monument consists of the remains of a small stone circle. The circle, on a slightly raised mound, is situated on a tidal island about 30m N-S by 40m E-W. The overall diameter of the remains of the circle is 13.5m. There appears to be an inner setting of approximately nine stones 0.4m to 0.6m in height with a diameter of 6.6m. There are some areas where turves have been replaced following

a small excavation by a school party.

In the NW quadrant of the circle is a mound of small stones under grass measuring 2.1m N-S by 2.7m E-W. There are several scattered stones within the circle. There may have been an outer circle of larger stones 1.2m to 1.5m in height, of which three remain in the SW quadrant. The area to be scheduled is irregular measuring a maximum of 30m N-S by 40m E-W, to include the whole area of the island, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well-preserved Neolithic ceremonial structure which may provide, through further study and excavation, important evidence relating to its ritual significance, possible territorial purpose, and construction phases.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NB 01 NW 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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