Copyright: Tom Bullock. Original available at Megalithic Portal.
A single stone row measuring 5.7m long, including three large orthostats situated on a south east facing terrace in a small forest clearing. Only the central stone (2.27m high) is upright and a slab adjacent to the fallen southern stone may represent the remnants of a cist. The northern stone probably fell northward and the southern stone probably collapsed southward. The row is orientated NNE to SSW.
|Scotland Jura Argyll & Isles NR 51844 64820 Lat 55.812689 Long -5.9623978|
Map showing the location of Sannaig stone row.
Plan of the Sannaig stone row (Source: survey at 1:100 by Sandy Gerrard).
|Type: Single||Length: 5.7m|
|No. of stones: 3||Size of stones: Only large|
|Orientation: 30°||Altitude: 62m|
|Upper end: Possible Cist||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) :||Sea View: Yes|
|Notes: This row has been mutilated|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: –|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: No|
Category: Plausible. This is clearly an example of a short stone row composed of at least three closely spaced large slabs. Rows of this form are common in Argyll and Isles.
The stone alignment at Sannaig. (Rideout, E.H., 1932, 148).
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 above and south (Scale 1m).
View from above and north east (Scale 1m).
View from south with possible cist capstone in the foreground (Scale 1m).
View from north (Scale 1m).
View from north east (Scale 1m).
View from west (Scale 1m).
Car parking is available at NR 50672 64747. From here follow the forest track to NR 51986 64770. Enter the forest and walk uphill until you reach the small clearing containing the stones. Access from the north is likely to be hampered or prevented by the deer fence. Whilst no ticks were encountered during the visit it would be wise to take particular care when visiting this 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.
Rideout, E. H., 1932, ‘Standing stones and other antiquities in Jura’, Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol. 66, 1931-2. Pg. 148 illust.
Ruggles, C.L.N., 1999, Astronomy in prehistoric Britain and Ireland, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 197.
VISITED:- 20th August 2017
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 4th February 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 15th March 2019