Maol Mor

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.

Location

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.

Characteristics

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
Notes:

Other Information

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

Identification

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


Photographs

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.

Access Information

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.


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, 197.


Timeline

VISITED:- 5th June 2016

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 4th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 3rd January 2018

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