Salachary

Copyright: Tom Bullock. Original available at Megalithic Portal.

A single stone row measuring 4m long, including three large slabs situated on an east facing slope.  Only the northern stone (2.67m high) is upright, the central stone (now 1.05m high) is leaning heavily to the north east and the southern stone is recumbent. The row is orientated north to south.

Location

Scotland     Argyll     Argyll & Isles     NM 84056 04024     Lat 56.17980902   Long -5.48095203

Map showing the location of Salachary stone row.

Plan of Salachary stone row. From a survey by Sandy Gerrard at 1:100.

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 4m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 0° Altitude: 172m
Upper end: – Lower end:
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  –
Notes: Royal Commission survey plan available here.

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

Looking north along the row (Scale 1m).

Looking north along the row (Scale 1m).

The two northern stones. View from east.

The two northern stones. View from north east (Scale 1m).

The two northern stones. View from south (Scale 1m).

The two northern stones. View from south west (Scale 1m).

View from the west (Scale 1m).

View from the west (Scale 1m).

View from above and south west (Scale 1m).

View from above and south (Scale 1m).

View from above and east (Scale 1m).

View from above and north west (Scale 1m).

View from above and south west (scale 1m).

Access Information

Parking is available at NM 84171 04509. From here walk for 100m west along the public highway to a track leading up the hill to the south. Follow this track it leads to the stone row.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     Canmore     Historic Environment Record

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:- 14th March 2017

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 4th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 4th January 2018

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