Callanish II

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Callanish II seen from the west.

The Callanish II stone circle (Cnoc Ceann à Gharaidh[1]) is one of many megalithic structures around the better-known (and larger) Calanais I on the west coast of the isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides (Western Isles), Scotland.

This is an elliptical setting of five stones with a major axis of about 21 metres and a minor axis of about 19 metres. Originally there were a total of 10 stones of the ellipse with an 11th outlier.

A cairn, eight and a half metres in diameter, was built in the circle a little to the east of centre.

Post hole evidence suggests that there was an earlier timber structure on the same site, about 10 metres in diameter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cnoc Ceann à Gharaidh (Callanish II)". Stone Pages. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 

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Coordinates: 58°11′40″N 6°43′44″W / 58.19444°N 6.72889°W / 58.19444; -6.72889