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Cnoc nan Dursainean,standing stone 500m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Sgire an Rubha, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Latitude: 58.2199 / 58°13'11"N

Longitude: -6.2108 / 6°12'39"W

OS Eastings: 152819

OS Northings: 933411

OS Grid: NB528334

Mapcode National: GBR C710.3Y9

Mapcode Global: WGY31.KNPD

Entry Name: Cnoc nan Dursainean,standing stone 500m NE of

Scheduled Date: 24 February 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5342

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Stornoway

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Sgire an Rubha

Traditional County: Ross-shire


The monument is a standing stone, probably erected in the late Bronze Age, situated on a low mound above the N bank of a stream, the Allt na Muilne.

The stone, of Lewisian Gneiss, has a triangular profile measuring 1.7m high, 1.9m wide and 0.5m thick. It is situated on the S portion of a mound c.1.5m high and measuring 21m N-S by 15m E-W. There is a slight depression (4m in diameter) round the stone holding several small embedded boulders. There is an area of loose stones immediately N of the mound.

The area to be scheduled is circular and has a maximum diameter of 25m to include the standing stone and surrounding mound as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance in its own right as a field monument and as an element of a landscape rich in ritual monuments of presumed Late Bronze Age date which is concentrated in the Eye Peninsula.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NB 53 SW 7.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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