Groat’s Loch, South

View from the east (Scale 1m).

A single stone row measuring 22m long, including at least 4 medium and large-sized stones situated in a small confined valley on the lower slopes of Warehouse Hill. The row is orientated NNE to SSW. Single rows are unusual in Northern Scotland.  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 31023 40658
Lat 58.34906284   Long -3.18012936

Map showing the location of Groat’s Loch, South stone row.

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 22m
No. of stones: 4 Size of stones: Medium and large
Orientation: 30° Altitude: 125m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  Cairns
Notes: Deep peat accumulation

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.


Photographs

Looking south along the row (Scale 1m). 

The row and Cairn Hanach chambered cairn. This row was visited at a time before landscape reveals had been appreciated by the author.  It looks as if there may be a significant visual link between the row and the cairn but this was not assessed at the time of the visit. View from south east (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 550m to the south of the Cairn O’Get across uneven open moorland.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Canmore


Timeline

VISITED:- 9th August 2014

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 13th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 30th January 2018

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