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Pollachar,standing stone 250m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a Deas, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Latitude: 57.1051 / 57°6'18"N

Longitude: -7.3765 / 7°22'35"W

OS Eastings: 74597

OS Northings: 814414

OS Grid: NF745144

Mapcode National: GBR 895Y.B3T

Mapcode Global: WGV4H.NNLZ

Entry Name: Pollachar,standing stone 250m SW of

Scheduled Date: 5 May 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5389

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: South Uist

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a Deas

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument consists of a prehistoric standing stone.

The stone stands close to the shore near to Pollachar Inn, which marks and old ferry point. It is about 1.4m high, and made of an unshaped elongated slab of gneiss. The base of the stone is firmly set into the socket with packing stones, the tops of which protrude.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 10m in diameter centred on the stone, to include the stone, its socket and an area around in which evidence connected with its erection 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, an example of a standing stone which, while probably of prehistoric date, has served over the years as a land and sailing mark.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NF71SW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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