Knockrome

Knockrome

Copyright: Paul Blades. Original available at Megalithic Portal.

Location

Scotland     Jura     Argyll & Isles     NR 54850 71450     Lat 55.8737023   Long -5.9206076

Characteristics

Type: Unlikely Length: 1191m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 73° Altitude: 44m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  Standing stones
Notes: Burl records this as an uncertain stone alignment. The considerable distance between the stones combined with the fact that the western stone is of a very different character and form to other accepted prehistoric standing stones on Jura means that it very unlikely that this site represents the remains of a stone row.  It is much more likely that some of the stones form parts of separate sites. Future discoveries may require this identification to be reviewed, but on the basis of the available evidence it seems unlikely that there was a stone row at Knockchrome.

Other Information

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

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.

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