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Clach Stein,fallen standing stone,Lower Bayble

A Scheduled Monument in Sgire an Rubha, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.2044 / 58°12'15"N

Longitude: -6.2289 / 6°13'43"W

OS Eastings: 151651

OS Northings: 931749

OS Grid: NB516317

Mapcode National: GBR C701.FNZ

Mapcode Global: WGY37.913S

Entry Name: Clach Stein,fallen standing stone,Lower Bayble

Scheduled Date: 17 February 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5336

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Stornoway

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Sgire an Rubha

Traditional County: Ross-shire

Description

The monument is a fallen monolith, probably of late Bronze Age date. Beside it is another large prostrate stone. The larger stone, which has split cleanly in two, would originally have been 3.3m long and is 1m wide. The broken pieces measure 2m and 1.3m long. The second stone, immediately to the NW of the first is 3m long and 1m wide, with an empty stone-hole to its N.

These features are situated on a slight circular mound and a short bank, 1.3m high, lies 12m to the N. In the immediate environs of the monument are several field walls and cairns of field-cleared stone, probably the remains of cultivation of some antiquity. The area to be scheduled is circular and has a maximum diameter of 22m, to include the stones, the mound on which they sit and the bank to the N, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it provides evidence of ritual activity in the late Bronze Age. It may yield further information relating to settlement and land use in the area at the time of its construction, forming, as it does, part of a group of prehistoric ceremonial monuments concentrated in the Eye Peninsula.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NB 53 SW 5.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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