MHG11827 - Clach a' Charra, standing stone, 340m E of Opsidale Bridge, Clashmore


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Type and Period (1)

  • STANDING STONE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC)

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Rescheduled 2/2003 - see information in secondary file - HAW 4/2003

NH78NW 11 7164 8949.
Stone (NAT) Clach a' Charra (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1973)

A pointed monolith, 11ft 2ins high, and quadrangular in section, with sides measuring 20ins, 22ins, 17ins and 11ins. across. The south face is flat and smooth and, at a height of 5ft, a hole 1.25" across and 1.75ins deep has been drilled into it about 1ins east of the centre. RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

Local tradition says the stone marks the grave of a 'Danish' chief; and Joass calls the hole a staple-hole and notes an associated 'swinging chafe' as if a 'jougs' or iron collar had hung from it.
Name Book 1874.

A standing stone as described. Visited by OS (W D J) 5 6 1963.

No change. Visited by OS (J M) 19 September 1980.

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Grid reference Centred NH 7164 8949 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH78NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

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