Duachy

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Copyright: Tom Bullock. Original available here.

Location

Scotland     Argyll     Argyll & Isles     NM 80106 20516     Lat 56.325837   Long -5.558107

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Plan of the Duachy stone row. From a survey by Sandy Gerrard at 1:100.

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 6.4m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 150° Altitude: 41m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  Standing stone
Notes: Since Tom Bullock visited the row the northern stone has also fallen.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: –
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Identification

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


Photographs

Looking NNW along the row. The row may have been positioned in part at least to incorporate views to the nearby Dubh Loch (Scale 1m).

Looking SSE along the row (Scale 1m).

View from the south east (Scale 1m).

 

 

View from the north west (Scale 1m). The stone in the fore ground was until recently still standing.

View from above and NNW (Scale 1m).

View from above and NNW (Scale 1m).

View from above and west (Scale 1m).

View from above and south west (Scale 1m).

View from above and SSE (Scale 1m). This photograph illustrates the visual relationship between the row and Dubh Loch.

View from above and north east.

View from above and north east.

View from above and north (Scale 1m).

A fourth stone stood a short distance to the east of the row. This was felled in 1963 leaving behind a stump and fragment. View from the east with the remaining standing stone in the background (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Parking is available at NM 80048 19966. From here carefully cross the road and follow the track leading north to a fork at NM 80007 20401. Take the track leading up the hill and follow until you reach the top of the hill where the remaining standing stone will be clearly visible.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Canmore     Historic Environment Record     Society of Antiquaries Scotland

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. 222.

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. 403-4.

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