MHG1543 - Possible Stone Circle, Clais nan Gairbheal


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Type and Period (2)

  • STONE CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • (Alternate Type) STANDING STONE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

(ND 0488 5858; ND 0489 5858) Standing Stones (NR)
OS 6"map, (1963)

These two stones, from their relationship, may have stood on the circumference of a stone circle. Both stones are upright and pointed, the eastern measuring 3ft 6ins by 1ft at base and 2ft 2ins high, and other, 3ft 2ins by 1ft at base and 2ft high. The area of the circle has been disturbed by peat digging.
RCAHMS 1911.

These two slab-like stones are as described by RCAHMS.
Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R D) 17 November 1964.

A possible stone circle. A Burl 1976.

These two standing stones, forming the remains of a possible stone circle are as described.
Visited by OS (J B) 21 July 1981.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0488 5858 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND05NW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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