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Cul a'Chleit,standing stones,Garynahine

A Scheduled Monument in Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.1758 / 58°10'32"N

Longitude: -6.6851 / 6°41'6"W

OS Eastings: 124654

OS Northings: 930343

OS Grid: NB246303

Mapcode National: GBR 97W3.NRZ

Mapcode Global: WGX1W.8RWR

Entry Name: Cul a'Chleit,standing stones,Garynahine

Scheduled Date: 6 June 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6019

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Uig

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch

Traditional County: Ross-shire

Description

The monument consists of two standing stones set on a rocky knoll, plus large slabs which probably represent fallen stones of a larger setting.

The stones are probably the remains of a larger setting, disturbed and largely destroyed by the construction of shielings nearby. The latter are now ruinous and of no particular distinction. The stones are 11m apart, aligned NE-SW. The NE stone is 1.8m tall, the SE stone 1.0m high. 6m WNW of the NE stone is a prostrate flat slab some 1.8m long, with a second, 1.7m long, 3.2m S of this.

The area to be scheduled is a square, aligned N-S, of side 50m, to include the two standing and two fallen stones and an area around them in which further stones or other structural remains may lie concealed, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as part of the Callanish group of stone circles and settings, and as part of that group has the potential to provide insights into Neolithic ritual activity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NB 23 SW 7.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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