Scallastle

Scallastle WP1060542

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

Location

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

Plan

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

Scallastle Image4

Copyright: Tom Bullock. Original available at Megalithic Portal.

Scallastle WP1060546

View from the south west.

Scallastle WP1110208

View from above and east. 

Scallastle WP1110209

View from above and north east.

Scallastle WP1110211

View from above and north.

Scallastle WP1110213

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.

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