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Cuidrach Stone Setting

Stone Circle


Where is it? - Mystery solved!

As documented below by Kammer, this putative stone circle in the Snizort Parish has consistently defied the efforts of those searching for it. The reason for this is a long standing error on the Canmore website, and elsewhere, its Grid Reference having been erroneously quoted as NG386596.

Earlier this year, the Canmore website was upgraded and the 6-digit Grid Reference replaced by a more accurate 8-digit one (NG38755962). Additionally the site is now renamed, more accurately, as the Cuidrach Stone Setting. The map below shows the incorrect 100-metre grid square (large shaded rectangle) and the correct 10-metre grid square (small green square). It is clear that the true location is well outside the originally assigned OS reference.

The original notification of this megalith in Discovery and Excavation in Scotland (1989, page 44) is replete with errors.

• The OS reference was incorrect
• There are no telegraph poles here: only wooden power line posts
• The megalith stands a mere 130 metres SW of a lay-by (pink marker), 150 metres down the Cuidrach road (nothing like the third of a mile originally reported)

In fact, the Stone Setting is actually clearly visible from this lay-by, adjacent to the 2nd powerline post to the SW.

Read more about this on the Canmore website.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
12th September 2015ce
Edited 26th August 2018ce

Comments (1)

I couldnt help but laugh at your map (sorry), glad ive never looked for it, i know all to well the annoyance of a missing site at a gridref juamei Posted by juamei
13th September 2015ce
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