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
Coordinates58°10′31″N 6°42′47″W / 58.17528°N 6.71305°W / 58.17528; -6.71305
TypeStone circle
PeriodsNeolithic, 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.


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]


  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