The upright stone at Achnagoul. View from the east.
|Scotland||Caithness||Northern Scotland||ND 16020 32570|
|Lat 58.27382409 Long-3.433427277|
|Type: Stone Pair||Length: 23m|
|No. of stones: 2||Size of stones: Only large|
|Orientation: 146°||Altitude: 111m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) :||Sea View: Yes|
|Notes: On the basis of current evidence this site should be considered a stone pair rather than a row. The stones previously identified in the vicinity were not visible in 2016 because of heather, but their description as forming “an ellipse” makes it unlikely that they formed part of a row. The upright stone appears to stand on a mound. It has been suggested that this may be the remains of a small pen, although the possibility of it being a cairn should not be entirely discounted. Closed sea triangle. Views from the pair are very restricted to the north and east.|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes|
The upright standing stone measures 1.43m high. The second stone lies beside the ranging rod in the background (Scale 1m).
The recumbent stone lies about 23m to the SEE of the standing stone.
Looking towards the sea from the standing stone. The photograph below provides detail of the sea view.
Detail of the sea view from the standing stone at Achnagoul.
The cairn visible on the skyline from the stone pair. View from the west.