Despite an extensive but by no means exhaustive search only one stone was found. It stands just to the left of the ranging rod (Scale 1m). The cairn with cist is visible beyond.
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.
Map showing the position of Broughwhin 2, the other stone rows and other sites around Watenan (Source: Canmore).
|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.
This stone row is of Type M7. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.
9th August 2014
The cairn at the head of the rows. View from the south (Scale 1m).
4th June 2019
Cairn and cist in the foreground. The row is in the dense vegetation beyond and on the skyline is Cairn Hanach chambered cairn.
Water-logged cist in the centre of the cairn that forms the focus of the row. View from west.
The sea is visible from this row behind the the nearby hills.
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 and 4th June 2019
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 13th February 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 21st November 2020