Achnancarranan

View from the north east (Scale 1m).

Location

Scotland     Islay     Argyll & Isles     NR 38946 46069     Lat 55.637896   Long -6.14985651

Plan of Achnancarranan stone row (Source: survey by Sandy Gerrard at 1:100).

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 7.5m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 0° Altitude: 30m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  Chambered cairn and standing stones
Notes:

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: –
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Identification

Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretion of this row.


Photographs

View from the south west (Scale 1m). Views to the north are restricted by rocky outcrops.

View from north west (Scale 1m). Two sea triangles are visible between the stones.

View from the north (Scale 1m).

View from north east with a seascape beyond (Scale 1m).

View from south east (Scale 1m).

View from the south (Scale 1m).


Access Information

A visit to this row can be combined with a trip around the Lagavulin Distillery. Parking is available at NR 40348 45757. From here follow the track north and then west to NR 39370 46232. Turn left and follow the track to stone row. Other standing stones can be visited enroute.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Canmore     Historic Environment Record     Society of Antiquaries Scotland

Sea Views

Other References

Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 223.

Ruggles, C.L.N., 1999, Astronomy in prehistoric Britain and Ireland, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 197.

Shennan, S., 1914,  ‘Notes on certain standing stones in Argyllshire’, Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol. 48, 1913-14. Pgs. 404-7.

 

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