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Sron a'Chail,stone circle and cairn 450m SSE of Ceann Hulavig

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

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Latitude: 58.1756 / 58°10'32"N

Longitude: -6.7136 / 6°42'48"W

OS Eastings: 122978

OS Northings: 930443

OS Grid: NB229304

Mapcode National: GBR 97T3.MPV

Mapcode Global: WGX1V.VR7W

Entry Name: Sron a'Chail,stone circle and cairn 450m SSE of Ceann Hulavig

Scheduled Date: 1 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5457

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 burial cairn, dating to the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age periods. The circle consists of 5 upright and 1 fallen standing stone. These form an oval or ellipse elongated NNW-SSE. In the centre is a low mound with protruding stones which appears to be a burial cairn. The area around has not been cut for peat, although the stone circle itself has been cleared.

The area to be scheduled is irregular, with a maximum extent of 410m N-S, to include the circle, the cairn and a substantial area around in which buried evidence may survive below peat. The area is elongated N-S to preserve the sighting lines from the circle, as these form an integal part of the monument in that its function determined its setting. The area to be scheduled is marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a very fine field monument, a small circle with central burial cairn. The undisturbed deep peat around it gives it the potential for recovery of information regarding contemporary landuse and economy, and possibly other structural evidence. It is also of national importance as a member of the Callanish group of circles, settings and cairns ('Callanish IV'). Together, this complex is one of the most remarkable Neolithic/Bronze Age site assemblages in N W Europe, and holds great potential for further studies into the date, nature and purpose of megalithic stone circles and settings.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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