A probable fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 22.5m long, including at least 52 small-sized stones arranged in at least 8 separate lines and situated on a south facing slope within a saddle with restricted sea views to the north. The row which was destroyed around 1994 was orientated north west to south east pointed towards a possible nearby cairn and stood in an area containing a number of prehistoric settlements.
|Scotland||Caithness||Northern Scotland||NC 97700 63400|
|Lat 58.54670885 Long-3.759353601|
Map showing the location of Borlum stone row.
|Type: Multiple||Length: 25.5m|
|No. of stones: 52||Size of stones: Only small|
|Orientation: 138°||Altitude: 68m|
|Upper end: Cairn||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) :||Sea View: Yes|
|Context: Prehistoric settlement|
|Notes: 8 rows. Destroyed.|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: No|
Category: Probable. The destruction of this row before it was surveyed means that a small degree of uncertainty regarding its identity should be acknowledged.
This stone row is of Type M10. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.
Canmore Historic Environment Record
Myatt, L.J., 1994, Borlum (Reay parish) In Discovery and Excavation, pg 33.
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FIRST PUBLISHED:- 13th February 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 9th December 2019