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Aird Callanish,cairn 200m south west of,Crulivig

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.2001 / 58°12'0"N

Longitude: -6.8165 / 6°48'59"W

OS Eastings: 117128

OS Northings: 933594

OS Grid: NB171335

Mapcode National: GBR 97K1.NKF

Mapcode Global: WGX1T.8592

Entry Name: Aird Callanish,cairn 200m SW of,Crulivig

Scheduled Date: 1 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5459

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

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 small burial cairn, probably of

prehistoric date. The cairn is largely denuded, and survives as a low mound of earth and small stones, approximately 6m in diameter. There is a single upright stone 1m high, and several large stones suggest that there was once a kerb around the perimeter of the cairn. Tumbled stone on the slope to the E suggests that the cairn was formerly much more prominent. The area to be scheduled is a rectangle, 20m SW-NE by 15m NW-SE, with the NW side 11m from the modern fence, as 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 Callanish group of prehistoric remains, and for its own sake as a small prehistoric burial cairn which although reduced appears to be undisturbed at its heart, and may conceal important evidence for prehistoric ritual and burial practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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