Borve

View from the north west (Scale 1m).

View from the north west (Scale 1m).

Location

Scotland Isle of Skye Western Isles NG 45189 48016
Lat 57.45064   Long -6.2491058

Plan of Borve stone row. Survey by Sandy Gerrard at 1:100. The grey stones are upright and the yellow ones recumbent. The recumbent stones are probably secondary and represent later historic dumping.

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 9.7m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 140° Altitude: 109m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: No
Context:  –
Notes: Could be a stone circle. Northern upright stone measures 0.89m high, the central stone is 1.54m high and the southern one is 1.52m high.

Other Information

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

Identification

Category: Possible. This monument is described as a stone circle by Canmore, but Burl includes it within his stone alignment gazetteer. The site certainly has the appearance of a stone row, but whether this is the result of partial survival of a stone circle or some other form of structure or because it is a stone row is not known. On balance a stone row interpretation seems possible.


Photographs

29th August 2014

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View from the east (Scale 1m).

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Looking eastward along the row. It is clear from this angle that the row is not perfectly straight (Scale 1m).

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View from the north east. The western stone is significantly smaller than the other two (Scale 1m).

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View from above and east (Scale 1m).

wp1040344 View from above and north west.

4th August 2017

View from south east.

View from north.

View from north east.

Looking north west along the row.

Access Information

This stone row is situated next to the public highway and parking is available adjacent to it.


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, 196.

 

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