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Clach Mhic Leoid,standing stone

A Scheduled Monument in Na Hearadh agus Ceann a Deas nan Loch, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.8659 / 57°51'57"N

Longitude: -6.9918 / 6°59'30"W

OS Eastings: 104090

OS Northings: 897200

OS Grid: NG040972

Mapcode National: GBR 974Y.097

Mapcode Global: WGW24.KKS8

Entry Name: Clach Mhic Leoid,standing stone

Scheduled Date: 17 February 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5337

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Harris

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Na Hearadh agus Ceann a Deas nan Loch

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

Description

The monument is a single standing stone. The stone is 3.2m high and 1.37m in maximum breadth. The base is packed with a circle of small boulders which has a diameter of 2m. Two slabs, c.O.9m long are set on edge at right angles to the face of the standing stone and 2.5m to the W of it. These two stones may be the kerb stones of a cairn, whose former presence is suggested by the large quantity of boulders surrounding the stone. The area to be scheduled is circular and has a diameter of 20m, to include the standing stone and surrounding stone scatter, as shown in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as it is part of a group of prehistoric ritual structures, the study of which may increase our understanding of the settlement pattern, territorial organisation and burial practices of Neolithic communities.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NG 09 NW 4.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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