Torhousekie, East

View from south east.

A single stone row measuring 4.7m long, including one medium and two large-sized orthostats situated on top of a small knoll overlooking Torhousekie stone circle. The stones stand up to between 1.09m and 0.7m high, arranged in height order with the tallest at the south west.  The row is orientated north east to south west and stands in the vicinity of several cairns, a stone circle and another stone row.

Location

Scotland Dumfries and Galloway Rest of Scotland NX 38387 56508
Lat 54.877142   Long -4.5204838

Map showing the location of Torhousekie, East stone row.

Plan showing the relative positions of the stone alignments at Torhousekie. From Coles, F.R., 1897, 91.

Plan of Torhousekie, East stone row (Source: survey at 1:100 by Sandy Gerrard).

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 4.7m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Medium and large
Orientation: 41° Altitude: 34m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  Stone circles, stone alignments and cairns
Notes:

Other Information

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

Identification

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


Photographs

View from above and west (Scale 1m).

View from above and east (Scale 1m). The nearby stone circle is visible in the background.

View from above and north (Scale 1m).

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

View from north east (Scale 1m).

View from north west (Scale 1m).

View from north east (Scale 1m).

View from east (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Parking is available next to the stone circle at NX 38295 56502. From here the stone row is visible on the nearby knoll to the east.  Carefully cross the road and enter by the gateway.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     Canmore     Society of Antiquaries Scotland

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.

Coles, F R., 1897a, ‘Notes on a stone circle in Wigtownshire’, Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol. 31, 1896-7.

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


Timeline

VISITED:- 5th September 2017

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 13th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 10th February 2018

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