Giants’ Stones, Hamna Voe

Giants Stones

Copyright: Tom Bullock. Original available at Megalithic Portal.

A possible triple stone row measuring 56m long, including at least 17 different sized stones situated on west facing terrace. The row is orientated north east to south west.

Location

Scotland Shetland Rest of Scotland HU 24310 80555
Lat 60.50805322   Long -1.55906597

Map showing the location of Giants’ Stones, Hamna Voe stone row.

Characteristics

Type: Triple Length: 56m
No. of stones: 17 Size of stones: Small, medium and large
Orientation: 44° Altitude: 36m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  –
Notes:

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     Canmore     Discovery & Excavation pg. 32

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, 196.


Timeline

VISITED:- Not visited yet

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 13th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 13th October 2016

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