Stonefield (a.k.a. Callanish XII)

County: Isle of Lewis
NGR NB 215350

You probably suspect me of winding you up with this one but it is in fact a standing stone, and not only that, the building workers left it in its original position when they built the housing estate around it at Breasclete in the Sixties. The megalith was kept as a feature of the new Stonefield estate! Margaret Ponting, one of the local authorities on the stones, wrote (Ref 4) that both the crofter who originally cut the peat around the stone and the foreman of the building work attested that the stone had not been moved, and this was confirmed by measurements taken on a pre-construction aerial photograph. The cobbled plinth is, of course, a new construction :-)

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Text and photographs Richard M 1992-2005 unless otherwise credited
Last updated 13 Mar 2005