Dunamuck, North

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Location

Scotland     Argyll     Argyll & Isles     NR 84711 92915     Lat 56.080424   Long -5.4613839

 

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

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 7.10m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 163° Altitude: 7m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  Standing stones
Notes: Only one stone remains upright.

Other Information

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

Identification

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


Photographs

The stone row is visually associated with the Dunamuck, South stone pair. View from south.

Looking SSE along the row (Scale 1m). The stone row is aligned on the Dunamuck, South stone pair. This strongly suggests that the two sites were broadly contemporary and probably linked in some way. The visual link is obvious but almost certainly implies far more than we will ever know.

View from the south (Scale 1m).

View from north west (Scale 1m).

View from above and north (Scale 1m).

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

View from above and south west.

View from above and west (Scale 1m).

Dunamuck, South Stone Pair

The nearby Dunamuck, South stone pair was also constructed of large slabs.

Photograph illustrating the visual relationship between the stone pair and row. View from south east.

Photograph illustrating the visual relationship between the stone pair and row. View from south east.

Access Information

Parking is available at NR 84994 92222. From here walk through gate and head north across the field to NR 84910 92315. A small burn will need to be crossed. Follow the well marked footpath entering the field containing the Dunamuck, South stone pair and then walk north west alongside the field boundary. A farm track should then be taken to NR 84580 92595. At this point turn right and head towards the standing stone visible some 350m to the north east.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     Canmore     Historic Environment Record

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.

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