Callanish III

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Callanish III
Cnoc Filibhir Bheag
Calanais Stones III - geograph.org.uk - 1259561.jpg
Callanish III
Callanish III is located in Outer Hebrides
Callanish III
Shown within Outer Hebrides
Location Lewis
Coordinates 58°11′44″N 6°43′27″W / 58.19555°N 6.72416°W / 58.19555; -6.72416
Type Stone circle
History
Periods Neolithic, Bronze Age

The Callanish III stone circle (Scottish Gaelic: Cnoc Fillibhir Bheag[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, Scotland.

Description[edit]

The stone circle consists of two concentric ellipses.[2] The outer ring measures about 13.7 by 13.1 metres.[2] It contains 13 stones, of which eight are still standing and five have fallen.[1] The inner ring is a pronounced oval measuring 10.5 by 6.6 metres.[2] Only four stones remain in the inner circle, the tallest of which measures 2.1 metres.[1] There is no sign of a central mound or cairn.[2]

It is just a few hundred metres from the Callanish II stone circle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Site Record for Lewis, Callanish, Cnoc Fillibhir Bheag, 'Tursachan' Callanish Iii; Calanais". RCAHMS. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Burl, Aubrey (2005). A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany. Yale University Press. p. 152. ISBN 0300114060. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Callanish III at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 58°11′44″N 6°43′27″W / 58.19556°N 6.72417°W / 58.19556; -6.72417