Glen Sheil

Copyright: Paul Blades. Original available at Megalithic Portal.

Location

Scotland     Arran     Argyll & Isles     NS 00593 37450     Lat 55.58978945   Long -5.16593391

Plan of Glen Sheil stone row (Source: Google Earth).

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 125m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 110° Altitude: 9m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
Context:  Cairn?
Notes: Around 1810 AD human bones were ploughed up a short distance south of the stone row.  Fieldwalking in 2006 recovered a large number of worked flints.

Other Information

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

Identification

Category: Plausible. Despite being considerably longer than other rows in Argll and Isles, no substantiated doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretion of this row.


Photographs

All three stones are visible from the woodland at NS 00638 37754.

The eastern stone stands in a field by itself. View from east.

The eastern stone and Goatfell on the skyline. View from south.

View from above and east of the eastern stone. The western stone (highlighted with an arrow) can be seen in the adjacent field.

 

The two western stones and Goatfell. View from the south.

The two western stones and Beinn Nuis beyond. View from the south east.

The two western stones and Beinn Nuis beyond. View from the east. Click on image to open a higher resolution version.

The two western stones. View from the north east.

Access Information

Car parking is available at NS 01247 37583. From here carefully cross the road and follow the Goatfell foot path to NS 01053 37736 where the left fork in the track should be taken. Follow this path to NS 00638 37754 where all three stones can be seen. Return to the path and continue until the road is reached.  Turn left and walk downhill. The eastern stone is in the field on the left and the two western ones in the the field on the right.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Canmore

 

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