Copyright: George Currie
|Scotland||Isle of Lewis||Western Isles||NB 20426 42947|
|Lat 58.285937 Long -6.7719676|
Plan of Clach an Tursa stone row. The upright stone is highlighted grey whilst the recumbent ones are shown yellow (Source: 1:100 survey by Sandy Gerrard).
|Type: Single||Length: 7m|
|No. of stones: 3||Size of stones: Only large|
|Orientation: 127°||Altitude: 29m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) :||Sea View: Yes|
|Notes: Originally this row included three closely spaced large upright orthostats. The remaining upright was probably the shortest of the stones and the other two probably stood over 3m high. Both the recumbent stones probably fell north eastward. The remaining upright is 2.3m high.|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes|
Distant view from the north east
View from north west (Scale 1m).
The two southern stones. View from north (Scale 1m).
View from east (Scale 1m).
View from south.
View from north west.
View from west (Scale 1m).
Access to the stone row from the public highway is available at NB 20211 42764. From here walk up to the house and seek permission. The stone row is situated in a small narrow field behind the house.
Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 223.
Ruggles, C.L.N., 1999, Astronomy in prehistoric Britain and Ireland, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 196.