Learable Hill, Row 1

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The western part of Learable Hill Row 1. View from south west (Scale 1m).

Location

Scotland Sutherland Northern Scotland NC 89209 23546
Lat 58.18687785  Long -3.88596826

Learable Hill plan

Plan of the Learable Hill stone alignments. (Source: Survey by Royal Commission). Original available here.

Characteristics

Type: Multiple and double Length: 83m
No. of stones: 41 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 60° Altitude: 164m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: No
Context:  Cairns, standing stone, stone alignments and stone circle
Notes: Three or possibly four rows along south western length and double along the north eastern length. The tallest stone is 0.65m high.

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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View from above and south west (Scale 1m).

Reveals

Widespread views are available from these rows. Sadly at the time of the visit conditions were unsuitable for a proper examination but distinctive peaks at the limit of visibility may prove a fruitful avenue for future enquiries.

Access Information

Car parking is available at NC 90042 23237. From here carefully cross the suspension bridge across the River Helmsdale. Follow the path to the railway crossing. Ensure there are no trains coming before crossing and make sure the gates are carefully closed. Follow the path up the hill to NC 89373 23682 and then walk south west for about 200m.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     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, pgs. 130 and 224.

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