Inveryne

Copyright: Christopher Bickerton. Original available at Megalithic Portal.

A single stone row measuring 4.6m long, including one medium and two large-sized upright orthostats situated on level ground overlooking Loch Fyne. The stones stand up to between 0.94m and 0.74m high, arranged in height order with the tallest at the west. The row is orientated north east to south west and has restricted views of the nearby sea and surrounding landscape.

Location

Scotland     Argyll    Argyll & Isles     NR 91573 74974     Lat 55.922548   Long -5.3374055

Map showing the location of Inveryne stone row.

Plan of Inveryne stone row (Source: survey at 1:100 by Sandy Gerrard).

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 4.6m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Medium and large
Orientation: 52° Altitude: 9.4m –
Upper end: – Lower end:
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
Context:  –
Notes: Length measurement is an approximation

Other Information

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

Identification

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


Photographs

View from north west. © George Currie

View from south (Scale 1m). Left stone is 0.94m high, middle stone is 0.8m high and right stone is 0.74m high.

View from north west (Scale 1m).

View from south east (Scale 1m). Despite the trees the sea is visible beyond the stones.

View from west (Scale 1m).

View from north west (Scale 1m).

View from south (Scale 1m).

View from east. The row has a clear, but restricted view (even without trees) of Loch Fyne. Loch Fyne may have been the visual focus of this row as views inland are very limited.

Access Information

Parking is available nearby at NR 91677 75098.


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. 222.

Ruggles, C.L.N., 1999, Astronomy in prehistoric Britain and Ireland, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 197.


Timeline

VISITED:- 24th August 2017

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 4th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 10th February 2018

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