Eyre stone rows

Length of field boundary previously identified as a double stone row. View from south east (Scale 1m).

Location

Scotland Isle of Raasay Western Isles NG 5749 3488
Lat 57.339712   Long -6.031771

Characteristics

Type: Field boundary Length: 63.8m
No. of stones: c. 100 Size of stones: Small, medium and large
Orientation: 100° Altitude: 113m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
Context:  Prehistoric settlement and cairn
Notes: The feature described in Canmore forms part of a field boundary that extends further west to NG 57452 34870. The length that was previously described is hidden by bracken making photography difficult in the summer months. The features described are however all discernible. The pairs of stones described are almost touching and represent two sides of an incomplete wall.  Walls of this type are present in the vicinity and it was probably intended that the wall would have butted a nearby field boundary at around NG 57541 34821. This is definitely a field boundary and not a stone row.

Other Information

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

Photographs

Stones protruding through the bracken. Examination of the stones within the bracken confirmed that this is a field boundary.

To the west of the area described in Canmore the field boundary can be traced leading to the nearby stream. View from south east (Scale 1m).

The field boundary terminates at this point. View from the east (Scale 1m).

Looking eastward along the field boundary (Scale 1m).

View from above and north west. The field boundary leads between the two points highlighted in the photograph. The length described in Canmore is confined to the bracken near the top.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Canmore

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