Broughwhin

Broughwhin

Copyright: Tom Bullock. Original available at Megalithic Portal.

Location

Scotland Caithness Northern Scotland ND 31254 40965
Lat 58.35185588   Long-3.176275389

Broughwhin plan from OS2.

Plan of the Broughwhin stone alignment (Source: Mercer, R.J). Original available here. At the time of survey only two stones were visible.

Characteristics

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

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Identification

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


Photographs

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The cairn at the head of the rows. View from the south (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 170m to the south of the Cairn O’Get across uneven open moorland.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Canmore     Historic Environment Record     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.

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