Achnagoul

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The upright stone at Achnagoul. View from the east.

Location

Scotland Caithness Northern Scotland ND 16020 32570
Lat 58.27382409   Long-3.433427277

 

Characteristics

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
Context:  Cairn
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.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Photographs

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The upright standing stone measures 1.43m high. The second stone lies beside the ranging rod in the background (Scale 1m).

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The recumbent stone lies about 23m to the SEE of the standing stone.

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Looking towards the sea from the standing stone. The photograph below provides detail of the sea view.

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Detail of the sea view from the standing stone at Achnagoul.

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The cairn visible on the skyline from the stone pair. View from the west.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Canmore

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