Scallastle

View from the south west with the Sound of Mull beyond (3 June 2016).

A single stone row measuring 7.5m long, including four large orthostats situated at the top of a gentle south facing slope with restricted views of the nearby sea. Only the north western stone which is 1.24m high is upright. The row is orientated ESE to WNW and protrudes from a slight mound that has probably been formed by later cultivation.

Location

Scotland     Mull     Argyll & Isles     NM 69984 38286     Lat 56.480335   Long -5.7369809

Map showing the location of Scallastle stone row.

Plan of the Scallastle stone row. Original surveyed at 1:100 by Sandy Gerrard.

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 7.5m
No. of stones: 4 Size of stones: Only large
Tallest stone: 1.24m Shortest stone: –
Orientation: 105° Altitude: 4m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  –

Notes: The stones are in a long mound which may not be original and may have formed as a result of erosion of the surrounding ground.  Only one stone is standing the other three are recumbent, one of which may have been moved slightly in the past.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: –
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Identification

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


Photographs

Copyright: Tom Bullock. Original available at Megalithic Portal.

View from the south west.

View from above and east. 

View from above and north east.

View from above and north.

View from above and south west.

Access Information

Car parking is available at NM 70110 38516. From here carefully walk along the road to NM 70246 38469 and then follow the track towards the stones.


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:- 3rd June 2016

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 4th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 3rd January 2018

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: