View from the south east (5 June 2016).
A single stone row measuring 10.4m long, including three large upright orthostats and one recumbent slab situated on a saddle on a ridge. The stones stand up to between 2.05m and 1.92m high and the northern stone which is recumbent probably fell eastward. The row is orientated NNW to SSE and forms part of a cluster of three rows which all share the same orientation. The row is currently within a forestry clearing and views which would otherwise be extensive are very restricted.
|Scotland Mull Argyll & Isles NM 43598 53067 Lat 56.599165 Long -6.1789043|
Map showing the location of Maol Mor stone row.
Plan of the Maol Mor stone row. Original surveyed at 1:200 by Sandy Gerrard.
|Type: Single||Length: 10.4m|
|No. of stones: 4||Size of stones: Only large|
|Tallest stone: 2.05m||Shortest stone: 1.92m|
|Orientation: 165°||Altitude: 137m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) : Yes||Sea View: Yes|
|Context: Prehistoric settlement|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: –|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes|
Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.
This stone row is of Type S2. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.
View from the south west.
View from the west.
View from the north. Recumbent stone in the foreground.
View from above and north west.
View from above and south east.
View from above and north.
Looking south along the row from above.
Car parking is available at NM 44660 52055. From here walk along the road verge to NM 44425 52095. Follow the track north to NM 43884 53024 then take the path uphill to the north west. At NM 43695 53115 head up hill to your left and keep going until you reach the forest clearing containing the stone row.
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, 197.
VISITED:- 5th June 2016
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 4th February 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 15th March 2019