Glengorm

View from the north east (6 June 2016).

A single stone row measuring 8.6m long, including three large upright orthostat standing up to 2.25m high situated on a small but pronounced knoll with restricted views of the nearby sea. The row is orientated NNW to SSE. Excavation revealed that the eastern stone had previously been moved and originally stood in line with the other two and formed the southern end of the row. This work also discovered evidence for historic interference, a charcoal filled pit near the central stone and cremated bones south west of the northern stone.

Location

Scotland     Mull     Argyll & Isles     NM 92511 28550     Lat 56.635595   Long -6.1849688

Map showing the location of Glengorm stone row.

Plan of the Glengorm stone row. Original surveyed at 1:200 by Sandy Gerrard.

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 8.6m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Only large
Tallest stone: 2.25m Shortest stone: 2.17m
Orientation: 163° Altitude: 40.8m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : ? Sea View: Yes
Context:  Cairn?
Notes: Excavation revealed disturbance. The eastern stone was originally in line with the other two stones and formed the southern stone in the row.

Other Information

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

Identification

Category: Plausible. Excavations have confirmed that this is a stone row.


Photographs

The stone row sits on a low lying but prominent flat topped knoll providing restricted views towards the sea. View from south east.

View from south east with a pair of sea triangles in the background.

The two western stones view from east.

View from the east.

View from above and north west. The stone kerb surrounding the row is of relatively recent date.

View from above and south west.

View from above and east.

Access Information

Car parking is available at the Glengorm Coffee Shop at NM 44141 57139. After visiting the row it is worth popping in for something to eat or drink. Not many rows have such welcoming facilities.


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, 113-114 and 197.


Timeline

VISITED:- 6th June 2016

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 4th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 10th Februrary 2018

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