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

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 8.5m
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

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

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View from the east.

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Looking eastward along the row. It is clear from this angle that the row is not perfectly straight.

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View from the north east. The western stone is significantly smaller than the other two.

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View from above and east.

wp1040344 View from above and north west.

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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