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Carinish, stone circle south of Loch na Boganaich, North Uist

A Scheduled Monument in Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Latitude: 57.5209 / 57°31'15"N

Longitude: -7.2931 / 7°17'35"W

OS Eastings: 83241

OS Northings: 860219

OS Grid: NF832602

Mapcode National: GBR 88DV.69B

Mapcode Global: WGW3Q.Y787

Entry Name: Carinish, stone circle S of Loch na Boganaich, North Uist

Scheduled Date: 23 January 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7580

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: North Uist

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument comprises a disturbed stone circle lying partly on either side of the A865 road.

The circle measures some 41m E-W by 39m N-S, and only 9 stones (7 to the N of the road and 2 to its S) are definitely identifiable as part of its circuit, although others lying nearby are also likely to be former uprights. Only one still stands nearly erect. Clear signs of post-holes and packing stones survive near several of the fallen stones. The public road which passes through the centre of the circle has been built up, and this, together with the encroaching peat, is likely to preserve further archaeological evidence hidden from view.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 90m across but excluding a 10m-wide strip which comprises the road and its immediate verge on either side. This contains the remains of the circle and an area around and within the circle in which further archaeological evidence is likely to survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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