Callanish IV

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Callanish IV
Ceann Hulavig
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Callanish IV
Callanish IV is located in Outer Hebrides
Callanish IV
Shown within Outer Hebrides
Location Lewis
Coordinates 58°10′31″N 6°42′47″W / 58.17528°N 6.71305°W / 58.17528; -6.71305
Type Stone circle
History
Periods Neolithic, Bronze Age

The Callanish IV stone circle (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Hulavig[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.

Description[edit]

Callanish IV is around two miles southeast of the Callanish Stones, about 180 metres west of the unfenced B8011 road.[2]

The stone circle forms a pronounced oval measuring 13.3 by 9.5 metres.[2] Only five stones currently stand, but there could have been as many as thirteen.[2] The stones range in size from 2 to 2.7 metres.[1]

In the centre is a dilapidated cairn.[2] A small slab, 60 centimetres high, is set on edge within the cairn.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Site Record for Lewis, Garynahine, 'Tursachan' Callanish Iv; Sron A'Chail; Ceann Hulavig; Calanais; An Ceann Thulabhig". 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. 151. ISBN 0300114060. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Callanish IV at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 58°10′31″N 6°42′47″W / 58.17528°N 6.71306°W / 58.17528; -6.71306