Stones at Traigh Na Berie. View from north (Scale 1m).
|Scotland||Isle of Lewis||Western Isles||NB 10079 35701|
|Lat 58.21453536 Long -6.938882733|
Plan of the stones and linear earthworks at Traigh Na Berie (Source: Survey at 1:200 by Sandy Gerrard).
|Type: Agricultural feature||Length: 27m|
|No. of stones: 28||Size of stones: Only small|
|Orientation: 60°||Altitude: 8m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) :||Sea View: No|
|Notes: 9 rows|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: No|
Category: Not. The stones appear to denote the edges of narrow, parallel banks which are on the same alignment as the lazy beds in this area. Whilst the reason why the banks in this area were denoted with edge set stones is not clear, it is possible to be confident that this is not a prehistoric stone alignment. The adjacent cairn may be the result of field clearance.
Plan of Traigh Na Berie stones with the earthworks removed.
Without the earthworks, the plan form of the lines of stones looks convincing as a multiple stone row, but the earthworks combined with its position within an historic field system means that this feature is of historic date and probably associated with agriculture.
Small stones protruding through the surface. View from south west (Scale 1m).
Cairn in the foreground and lines of stones beyond. In the photograph the very slight parallel banks are discernible. View from south east (Scale 1m).
Cairn and lines of tiny stones denoting the edges of slight banks. View from south (Scale 1m).
The stones and banks are within an area defined by a more obvious bank and ditch on the north. View from north (Scale 1m).
The banks and stones are parallel with the obvious ditch and bank forming the northern edge of the earthworks. View from north (Scale 1m).
Parking is available at NB 09964 36016 and access to the field at NB 10019 35867.