Copyright: Tom Bullock. Original available at Megalithic Portal.
|Scotland Jura Argyll & Isles NR 51839 64811 Lat 55.81265246 Long -5.96254957|
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).
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.