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An Carra, standing stone

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

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Latitude: 57.2652 / 57°15'54"N

Longitude: -7.3593 / 7°21'33"W

OS Eastings: 77039

OS Northings: 832118

OS Grid: NF770321

Mapcode National: GBR 896J.CYN

Mapcode Global: WGV3Q.XNR8

Entry Name: An Carra, standing stone

Scheduled Date: 23 May 1944

Last Amended: 16 February 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM888

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 present rescheduling has been prompted by the recommendations of a monument warden visit in order to clarify the extent of the scheduled area.

The monument comprises a standing stone of prehistoric date, visible as an upstanding monument, and most likely relates to ritual activity of Neolithic or Bronze Age date.

The monument is situated on a W-facing hillside in rough pasture at about 60m O.D. The monument comprises a standing stone measuring c. 4.5m high by 12m broad by 0.3m thick. Its width is regular for more than half its height, after which it tapers towards the top. It stands within a wet hollow with a few packing stones visible around the base.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is circular in shape, with a diameter of 10m centred on the standing stone, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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