Baliscate stone alignment. View from south west.
A single stone row measuring 8.4m long, including three large orthostats situated on a north east facing terrace with views of the nearby sea. The northern stone measures up to 1.73m high, whilst the southern one is 2.35m tall. The central stone is now recumbent and probably fell westward. The spacing of the stones suggests that there may once have been four. The row is orientated north to south.
|Scotland Mull Argyll & Isles NM 49967 54142 Lat 56.612236 Long -6.07649|
Map showing the location of Baliscate stone row.
Plan of Baliscate stone row. Original survey at 1:200 by Sandy Gerrard.
|Type: Single||Length: 8.4m|
|No. of stones: 3||Size of stones: Only large|
|Tallest stone: 2.35m||Shortest stone: 1.73m|
|Orientation: 10°||Altitude: 90m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) :||Sea View: Yes|
|Notes: There may have originally been at least four stones.|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: –|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: No|
Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretion of this row.
The stone row has extensive views of sea, hills and mountains to the north east.
View from the south east. The tallest stone is in the foreground. Click on image to enlarge.
View from above and the south west. The recumbent slab is closer to the northern upright. If the stones were originally evenly spaced there would have another one between the recumbent slab and and the southern orthostat on the right.
View from above and the west.
View from above and the east.
Car parking in the vicinity is limited. Parking may be possible at NM 50564 54115 depending on forestry operations. If available ensure that the owners access is not restricted. To access the row follow the track leading south west from NM 50187 54324.
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.
VISITED:- 4th June 2016
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 2nd February 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 3rd January 2018