S46 Scarista, Harris

The four southern stones. View from the north.

Location

Scotland Isle of Harris Western Isles NG 02180 93857
Lat 57.83518078   Long -7.019884456

Plan of S46 Scarista stone row (Source: 1:500 survey by Sandy Gerrard).

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 41m
No. of stones: 5 Size of stones: Medium and large
Orientation: 172° Altitude: 12m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
Context:  Stone circle
Notes:

Other Information

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

 Identification

Category: Possible. There are a large number of rocks in this area and therefore it is possible that this row of stones was formed naturally.  It is also possible that the stones were placed in a line to denote a boundary or perhaps indicate an intention to build a field boundary. This said the proximity of the row to the nearby stone circle combined with the fact that it looks like a prehistoric stone row and some very precise visual links means that there is a strong possibility that this is the remains of a prehistoric stone row.

Photographs

Northernmost stone. View from west (Scale 1m).

Northernmost stone. View from east (Scale 1m). It may be significant that the remaining standing stone in the Scarista stone circle denotes the point where the sea in front of the far headland disappears from view.

The southern four stones. View from the north (Scale 1m).

The southern four stones. View from the north west (Scale 1m).

Looking north along the row (Scale 1m).

Southern stone in the foreground and the remaining stones beyond (Scale 1m).

View from south east. Stones and stone circle highlighted.

Access Information

Car parking is available at NG 01901 93809. From here walk along the road verge to NG 02062 93814 and enter the field. The stone row is to your right and the stone circle is straight ahead.


Online Resources 

Canmore     Historic Environment Record

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