MHG4314 - Standing Stone - Clach A Charra
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Type and Period (1)
- STANDING STONE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
NN06SW 3 0256 6134.
(Area: NN 023 613) Clach-a-charra, a standing stone at Onich, near Balahulish,is nearly 7ft high and is perforated with two circular holes. It is traditionally associated with the slaughter of the two sons of Cummin of Inverlochy, in revenge for wrongs perpetrated on the bride of one of his vassals (Vernen 1911).
J J Vernon 1911; J Drummond 1868.
Clach-a-Charra (name confirmed), a standing stone at NN 0256 6134, is as depicted by Drummond and measures c.2.2m high by c.1.1m wide by c.0.2m thick. A complete fracture, c.0.3m above the base, has been repaired. The holes appear to be natural.
Visited by OS (R L) 6 May 1970.
LOC Local Plan, Feb. 1991: P100/6.7.16. Heritage.
J Aitken : 05/06/01.
- --- Image/Photograph(s): Taylor, A. 02/2010. A Collection of Highland Buildings and Monuments. Colour. Yes. Digital.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Vernon, J J. 1911. 'Betrothal and other perforated stones', Trans Hawick Archaeol Soc 1911, p.57-9. Trans Hawick Archaeol Soc. 57-9. 58.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Drummond, J. 1868. 'Notice of the Clach-a-Charre, a stone of memorial at Onich, in Lochaber'', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 6 1864-6, p.328-32. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 328-32. 328-32; illust..
|Grid reference||Centred NN 0256 6134 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/23579 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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