A possible fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 30m long, including six small and medium-sized stones leading from a cairn. Three of the stones appear to protrude from the cairn and the other three are in dense heather about 30m from the cairn. The row maybe orientated NNE to SSW.
|Scotland||Caithness||Northern Scotland||ND 31307 41222|
|Lat 58.35417195 Long-3.175446725|
Map showing the location of Broughwhin Loch stone row.
Plan of the Broughwhin Loch stone alignment. Stones forming part of the alignment are shown red. They appear to protrude from the side of the cairn. (Source: Mercer, R.J.). Original available here.
|Type: Multiple||Length: 30m|
|No. of stones: 6||Size of stones: Small and medium|
|Orientation: 32°||Altitude: 110m|
|Upper end: Cairn||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) :||Sea View: Yes|
|Context: Chambered cairn, cairns, cist and stone alignments|
|Notes: Probably the remains of a multiple alignment|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: No|
Category: Possible. Although generally accepted as a stone row the planned stones are embedded in cairn material and therefore may represent the remains of an internal cairn structure rather than a row. Three other stones have been noted and are said to be immediately above the wet ground. This would give the row a length of about 30m. Given the uncertainty this site should be considered as a possible row at best until further evidence is available.
Car parking is available at ND 31885 40851. Follow the signposting to the Cairn O’Get. The stone row is situated about 100m to the north of the Cairn O’Get across uneven open moorland.
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:- 9th August 2014
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 13th February 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 3rd April 2018