Dail Na Drochaide (Skelpick)

Destroyed3

Synopsis

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 31m long, including at least 37 small-sized stones arranged in at least 5 separate lines and situated on a gentle west facing slope within the valley of the River Naver. The row which was destroyed in 1982 was orientated north to south and stood in an area containing a number of prehistoric cairns, settlements and burnt mounds.


Location

Scotland Sutherland Northern Scotland NC 72053 57476
Lat 58.48676756   Long-4.19634746

Simplified plan of Fail Na Drochaide stone row. Black dots represent stones protruding above the surface and green dots stones found by prodding only. From a survey by L.J. Myatt available here.

Characteristics

Type: Multiple Length: 31m
No. of stones: 37 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 0° Altitude: 29m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  Cairns, prehistoric settlement and burnt mounds
Notes: 5 rows. Most of the stones were buried and were located by prodding. Destroyed in 1982.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Identification

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


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. 224.

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