Three of the four stones are now recumbent. View from the north west (5 June 2016).
A single stone row measuring 11m long, including four large orthostats, but only the southern one is upright (2.7m high). The row is orientated north to south and is situated on a prominent terrace with extensive sea views, although the row itself has relatively restricted views of the sea because of a nearby low ridge.
|Scotland Mull Argyll & Isles NM 41352 55246 Lat 56.61745 Long -6.2175657|
Map showing the location of Quinish stone row.
Plan of the Quinish stone row. Original surveyed at 1:200 by Sandy Gerrard.
|Type: Single||Length: 11m|
|No. of stones: 4||Size of stones: Only large|
|Tallest stone: 2.7m||Shortest stone: –|
|Orientation: 170°||Altitude: 37m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) :||Sea View: Yes|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: –|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes|
Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.
Copyright: Tom Bullock. Original available at Megalithic Portal.
The stone row sits on a level terrace above the sea shore.View from the north east.
The view from the south highlights the perched character of the level terrace on which the row stands.
Stone row and northern sea triangle. View from the south.
Stone row and the south western sea view. View from north east.
The low ridge west of the row blocks much of the view to the sea and creates the surprisingly restricted sea views from this site. The remaining standing stone looks down on its fallen comrades. View from the south.
The stone row with blocking ridge beyond. View from above and the east.
A mutilated but recognisable stone row. View from above and north.
This is not an easy row to get to. The nearest car parking spot is at NM 43350 52269. From here you can either head northward along forest tracks or head back into the village of Dervaig and walk along the road that leads beside Loch a’Chumhainn. When visited in 2016 I chose to walk to the row through the forest and returned alongside the loch. The route via the village is probably the easiest. A map and or reliable GPS device is essential or else the chances of getting hopelessy lost are high.
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:- 3rd January 2018