Lewis, Callanish, 'Tursachan'

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Alternative Names Callanish Ii; Cnoc Ceann A' Gharraidh; Cnoc Ceann; Ceann A'Gharaodh; Calanais
Site Type CAIRN, STONE CIRCLE
Canmore ID 4169
Site Number NB23SW 3
NGR NB 22215 32617
Council WESTERN ISLES
Parish UIG
Former Region WESTERN ISLES ISLANDS AREA
Former District WESTERN ISLES
Former County ROSS AND CROMARTY
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NB23SW 3 22215 32617.

(NB 2220 3260) Stone Circle (NR) (remains of)
OS 6" map, (1965)

A circle of tall, thin standing stones surrounding a cairn, the original character of which cannot now be determined with certainty. The cairn measures 28' in diameter and 1' in height and shows in its centre an excavated cavity 6' in diameter. The stones, of which five are erect and two prostrate range from 10'9" to 6'6" in height. A slab 4'8" long by 1'9" in greatest breadth lies in front of the most westerly erect stone, pointing towards the centre of the circle, which is 65' in diameter.
RCAHMS 1928.

A stone circle with a cairn placed eccentrically within it, generally as described and planned by RCAHMS. The stones are on the same level as the surrounding ground, but the interior is slightly sunken.
Surveyed at 1/2500
Visited by OS (R L) 20 June 1969.

Scheduled as Ceann a'Gharaodh, stone circle and cairn.
Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 2 November 1992.

This cairn and stone circle are as described. The slightly sunken interior was water-filled on the date of visit.
Visited by RCAHMS (ARG, SPH) 29 August 2009


 WIC PROJECT

Notes This project indicates that the record to which it is linked is within, or near the boundary, of an area managed by a SURE partner.
Information from RCAHMS (SH) 24th January 2014

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29 August 2009
 FIELD VISIT

Notes This cairn and stone circle are as described. The slightly sunken interior was water-filled on the date of visit.
Visited by RCAHMS (ARG,SPH) 29 August 2009

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Books and References

Ashmore, P (2002a) Calanais: the standing stones, Edinburgh
Held at RCAHMS E.7.11.ASH.P

Burl, {H} A {W} (1976a) The stone circles of the British Isles, London and New Haven
Page(s): 143, 148, 358 Held at RCAHMS E.7.BUR

Curtis, G R (1979) 'Some geometery associated with the standing stones of Callanish', Hebridean Natur, vol.3
Page(s): 32-8

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