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Airigh Mhaoldonuich,fallen standing stone

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.2095 / 58°12'34"N

Longitude: -6.8072 / 6°48'25"W

OS Eastings: 117749

OS Northings: 934595

OS Grid: NB177345

Mapcode National: GBR 97L0.SZX

Mapcode Global: WGX1M.DXQF

Entry Name: Airigh Mhaoldonuich,fallen standing stone

Scheduled Date: 9 October 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5430

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

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 a very large standing stone, now fallen, and its setting.

The stone stood on a low rise, and measures 3.55m long, 1.35m wide and 0.25m to 0.45m thick. It lies partially over the remains of its socket, amid a number of displaced packing stones. The stone has been given the nummber "Callanish XV" in recognition of its inter-

visibility, and assumed functional links, with the main Callanish stone settings.

The area to be scheduled is a rectangle 25m N-S by 38m E-W, bounded on the W by the E side of a private track. This area is marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a member of the large group of stone circles, stone settings and standing stones focussed upon the major site of Callanish I. With the other sites in the group, it has the potential through study and excavation, to provide information relating to the date, purpose and function of such megalithic complexes in Atlantic Scotland and beyond. The monument itself is also of importance because it preserves evidence for the setting of such stones and may, on excavation, reveal evidence for the means of erection and the date of this member of the group.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NB13SE 17.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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