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The Great U of Stemster

Standing Stones


These stones are very close to the road from Achavanich to Lybster and ΒΌ mile S. of Loch Stemster.
The stones set out in an incomplete oval measure 225 ft. long by about 100ft wide. About 40 stones set upright averaging 5 feet in height and made of Caithness flagstone look as if they may have formed a complete oval but there is no evidence for this. Probably about one third of the original stones are missing. Set about 8 feet apart the broadest sides are towards each other. A cist is to be found at the most northern stone. The monument is probably Bronze Age.
Posted by Bill
23rd January 2002ce
Edited 30th June 2004ce

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