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Stiaraval, chambered cairn & shielings, Griminish, Benbecula

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

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Latitude: 57.4514 / 57°27'5"N

Longitude: -7.3167 / 7°19'0"W

OS Eastings: 81226

OS Northings: 852606

OS Grid: NF812526

Mapcode National: GBR 89B0.TR2

Mapcode Global: WGW3X.LZ22

Entry Name: Stiaraval, chambered cairn & shielings, Griminish, Benbecula

Scheduled Date: 31 July 1934

Last Amended: 5 November 2003

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM902

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn; Secular: shieling

Location: South Uist

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


Alfred Drury 1914.

Pedestal A.G.R. Mackenzie in conjunction with Drury.

Granite pedestrian. Granite base with subsidiary bronze


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because has the potential to provide information about Neolithic burial practices as well as, incidentally, later transhumance practices. Despite later robbing, there is no reason to believe that well-preserved archaeological deposits do not survive. Its significance is enhanced by its proximity to a related burial monument.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



Chapman & Riley p.149

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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