MHG5772 - Standing Stone and Cairn - Clach Ard


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Type and Period (2)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NG36SE 2 3943 6284.

(NG 3943 6284) Clach Ard. Stone Circle (NR) (Remains of)
OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1904)

Clach Ard is described by Martin (1934) as the 'High Stone of Uig' placed in the middle of a cairn.
RCAHMS (1928) classify it as a standing stone (now fallen) lying on the summit of a stony mound resembling a denuded cairn. It is a four-sided prism tapering slightly towards one end measuring 5ft 2ins in length, 1ft 10ins in breadth and 1ft 5ins thick. About 7ft to the NE, are two rough boulders, 1ft 6ins apart, embedded in the ground.
Visited by OS (A C) 22 March 1961; M Martin 1934; RCAHMS 1928.

The standing stone, Clach Ard, has been re-erected and occupies a position just S of centre of a flat-topped cairn which is situated in a prominent position overlooking Uig Bay at a height of some 300ft OD.
The cairn measures 16.5m E-W, and 14.0m transversly;it is 0.8m high. Of the two rough boulders noted by RCAHMS only one remains.
Visited by OS (C F W) 14 April 1961.

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Grid reference Centred NG 3943 6283 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG36SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SNIZORT

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