Copyright: Tom Bullock. Original available at Megalithic Portal.
A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 33.5m long, including at least 7 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least 4 separate lines and situated on a wide south facing terrace overlooking the sea. The row is orientated north east to south west and there is a cairn with cist at the upper north eastern end of the row. The row forms part of a cluster including at least 9 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 31254 40965|
|Lat 58.35185588 Long-3.176275389|
Map showing the location of Broughwhin stone row.
Plan of the Broughwhin stone alignment (Source: Mercer, R.J). Original available here. At the time of survey only two stones were visible.
|Type: Multiple||Length: 33.5m|
|No. of stones: 7||Size of stones: Small and medium|
|Orientation: 45°||Altitude: 111m|
|Upper end: Cairn||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) :||Sea View: Yes|
|Context: Chambered cairn, cairns, cist and stone alignments|
|Notes: 4 rows|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes|
Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.
The cairn at the head of the rows. View from the south (Scale 1m).
Car parking is available at ND 31885 40851. Follow the signposting to the Cairn O’Get. The stone row is situated about 170m to the south 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:- 14th December 2017