Broughwhin IV

Looking north along the row (Scale 1m).

A single stone row measuring at least 20.9m long, including 5 small and medium-sized stones situated close to the crest of a steep west facing slope. The row is orientated NNE to SSW. Single rows are unusual in Northern Scotland but there are two close to each other in this area.  The row forms part of a cluster including at least 10 stone rows near Loch Watenan and has definable visual links with the sea, nearby cairns, chambered cairns and stone rows.


Scotland Caithness Northern Scotland ND 31215 41004
Lat 58.3522   Long -3.176945

Map showing the location of Broughwhin IV stone row

Map showing the position of Broughwhin 4, the other stone rows and other sites around Watenan (Source: Canmore). 


Type: Single Length: 20.9m
No. of stones: 5 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 25° Altitude: 113m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  Chambered cairn and stone alignments
Notes: Named “Broughwin Centre W” by Burl

Other Information

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


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


Stone at ND 31215 41004 measures 0.65m long by 0.24m wide stands 0.55m high and is orientated at 25°. View from west (Scale 1m).

Stone at ND 31215 41004. View from south (Scale 1m).

Stone at ND 31206 40985 measures 0.23m square, stands 0.24m high and is orientated at 92°. View from north (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Car parking is available at ND 31885 40851. Follow the signposting to the Cairn O’Get. The stone row is situated about 150m to the south west of the Cairn O’Get across uneven open moorland.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Canmore     Caithness Field Club Bulletin

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. 222.


VISITED:- 3rd June 2019

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 16th July 2019

LAST UPDATED:- 21st November 2020

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