Broughwhin

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.

Location

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.

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

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.


Timeline

VISITED:- 9th August 2014

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 13th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 14th December 2017

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