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|
|Public Access: Yes|
|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).
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.
Megalithic Portal Canmore Caithness Field Club Bulletin
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