The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Stone 10


In The Stones Around Callanish (ISBN: 0 903960 67 2) the Pontings give an account of the strange history of this stone.

It was first described in 1857 when John Lynton Palmer surveyed Cnoc Ceann a'Gharraidh (aka Callanish II) and in 1858 John Stuart drew the circle and Stone 10, claiming that the latter had possible Ogham script on it (not something taken very seriously now). At some stage subsequently the stone disappeared from the site, removed to Stournaway for its protection. The Pontings set out to find out what had happened to it:
Sir James Matheson had the stone erected opposite Creed Lodge gates... It remained standing there for about 60 years. In 1919, while the walls of the castle grounds were being repaired after wartime neglect, the stone was partially broken up for building material. The workmen concerned were severely reprimanded for this action.
The Pontings suggest that the boulder that now situated opposite Creed Lodge (NB4047032617) may be the remains of Stone 10.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
5th July 2005ce
Edited 5th July 2005ce

Comments (0)

You must be logged in to add a comment