Watenan Farm

View from the north (Scale 1m).

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 57m long, including at least 52 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least 8 separate lines situated on a gentle south facing slope overlooking the Cairn O’Get. The row is orientated north east to south west, has definable visual links with the sea, nearby cairns, chambered cairns and stone rows and forms part of a cluster including at least 9 stone rows near Loch Watenan.

Location

Scotland Caithness Northern Scotland ND 31521 41209
Lat 58.35408547   Long -3.17180061

Map showing the location of Watenan Farm stone row.

Simplified plan of Watenan Farm stone row. Recumbent stones shown green. (Source: Survey by Alexander Thom reproduced by Freer, I.R. and Myatt, L.J. ).

Characteristics

Type: Multiple Length: 57m
No. of stones: 52 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 22.5° Altitude: 102m
Upper end: – Lower end:
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  Chambered cairn, cairns and stone alignments
Notes: 8 rows

Other Information

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

Identification

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


Photographs

Looking south along the rows (Scale 1m).

Looking north along the rows (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Car parking is available at ND 31885 40851. Follow the signposting to the Cairn O’Get. At ND 31523 40988 follow the track north to ND 31554 41170. The row is a short distance away from the track on your left.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Canmore      Freer, I.R. and Myatt, L.J.

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.

Freer, I.R. & Myatt, L.J., 1982, ‘The multiple stone rows of Caithness and Sutherland, 2. Their description, 1’, Caithness Field Club Bulletin, 3 (3), 58-63.


Timeline

VISITED:- 9th August 2014

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 13th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 2nd January 2018

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