Drumtroddan

Drumtroddan

The row before the second stone fell. ©Paul Blades. Original available at Megalithic Portal.

Location

Scotland Dumfries and Galloway Rest of Scotland NX 36463 44308
Lat 54.767005   Long -4.54359426

 

Plan of Drumtroddan stone row . The slight bank west of the western stone is probably a denuded historic boundary bank. Yellow stones are recumbent and grey stone is upright. The western stone was standing until 2010 (Source: survey at 1:200 by Sandy Gerrard).

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 15m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 50° Altitude: 60m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  Cupmarked stones
Notes: There may have been a fourth stone. The spacing of the stones suggests that there may have been at least ono other stone between the upright slab and the middle stone.

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

View from the south west before the second stone fell © George Currie

View from above and south west (Scale 1m). The stone on the left fell away from the camera in 2010.

View from above and west (Scale 1m).

Looking along the row from the south west (Scale 1m).

Looking along the row from the south west (Scale 1m).

The stone in the foreground fell to the left in 2010 (Scale 1m). 

Access Information 

Parking is available at NX 36383 44051. From here it is a short walk up the hill to the stone row.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     Canmore

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.

Ruggles, C.L.N., 1999, Astronomy in prehistoric Britain and Ireland, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 198.

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