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Ceann a'Gharaodh,stone circle and cairn 250m north of

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

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Latitude: 58.1942 / 58°11'39"N

Longitude: -6.7291 / 6°43'44"W

OS Eastings: 122211

OS Northings: 932574

OS Grid: NB222325

Mapcode National: GBR 97S2.6KT

Mapcode Global: WGX1V.L9VL

Entry Name: Ceann a'Gharaodh,stone circle and cairn 250m N of

Scheduled Date: 2 November 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5433

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


The monument consists of a circle of standing stones surrounding a much reduced burial cairn, both dating to the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age periods.

The circle has five standing and two recumbent stones, although more probably existed originally. It is slightly elliptical, elongated N-S. At the approximate centre a low mound with several stone slabs showing marks the position of a much reduced burial cairn. Other protruding stones may be the result of disturbance of this cairn.

The area to be scheduled is an irregular triangle, bounded on the N, W and S by modern fences (which are themselves excluded) and including the circle and the cairn together with an area around them in which evidence relating to their construction and subsequent history may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a fine field monument, showing the distinctive combination of stone circle and burial cairn characteristic of several of the Callanish group. In addition it is part of the nationally important group of circles, settings and cairns centred on Callanish, and contributes to the extraordinary importance of this group, which has a high potential for explanation of the date, nature and purpose of megalithic ceremonial monuments.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NB23SW 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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