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Bernera Bridge,stone setting,Great Bernera

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.2055 / 58°12'19"N

Longitude: -6.8299 / 6°49'47"W

OS Eastings: 116385

OS Northings: 934255

OS Grid: NB163342

Mapcode National: GBR 97J1.8DR

Mapcode Global: WGX1T.10YW

Entry Name: Bernera Bridge,stone setting,Great Bernera

Scheduled Date: 22 January 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5548

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone setting

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 prehistoric setting of standing stones, some of which have recently been re-erected.

The stone setting is in the form of a semi-circle, with three large (up to 2.9m high) and one small standing stones. One of the large stones has recently been re-erected. A further two small upright stones, both recently re-erected in their original sockets, lies in the interior of the semi-circle, which is approximately 20m across. The chord of the semi-circle, on its S, is formed by a steep rocky slope falling into the narrows of Loch Roag beside the bridge to Great Bernera.

The area to be scheduled is approximately semi-circular on plan and 60m in diameter, bounded on the S by Loch Roag, to include the stone setting and an area around it in which evidence relating to its construction and use may survive, as indicated in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a megalithic setting of unknown function, but presumably with links to the remainder of the Callanish complex of stone circles, alignments and settings, of which it forms one of the most westerly elements. As such, both alone and with the group, it provides opportunities for further study, by surface measurement and through excavation and analysis, directed at elucidating the ritual significance and functional arrangements of these particularly fascinating classes of monument.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NB 13 SE 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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