Carragh a’Ghlinne

View from north east (Scale 1m).

A single stone row measuring 5.4m long, including four large orthostats, but only the south western one is upright (2.3m high). The row is orientated north east to south west and is situated at the foot of a south east facing hillslope and has restricted sea views. A hollow on the south east face maybe a cup-mark.

Location

Scotland     Jura     Argyll & Isles     NR 51285 66490     Lat 55.82741   Long -5.9729

Map showing the location of Carragh a’Ghlinne stone row.

Plan of Carragh a’Ghlinne stone row (Source: survey at 1:100 by Sandy Gerrard)

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 5.4m
No. of stones: 4 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 53° Altitude: 69m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Not known Sea View: Yes
Context:  –
Notes:

Other Information

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

Identification

Category: Plausible. This is clearly an example of a short stone row composed of at least four closely spaced large slabs. Rows of this form are common in Argyll and Isles.


Photographs

View from above and north east (Scale 1m).

View from north east (Scale 1m).

View from north east (Scale 1m).

View from south west (Scale 1m). Restricted view of the sea is visible behind the upright stone.

View from south east (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Parking is available at NR 52170 66255. Be careful not to obstruct any other vehicles.  From here walk west along the track. In the summer access to the stones is only available through high bracken.  At the time of the site visit the area around the stones which is clear of high vegetation had significant numbers of ticks. Please check your clothing regularly.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     Canmore

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.


Timeline

VISITED:- 20th August 2017

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 2nd February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 4th January 2018

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