S8. Long single rows composed of less than 10 large sized stones

Callanish, East on the Isles of Lewis forms part of an impressive complex

Distribution of long single rows composed of less than 10 large sized stones.

Type S8 stone rows have the most comprehensive distribution. They are found in most regions and there is no obvious clustering found with other types of stone row. The widespread adoption of this form of row means that it is different to other types which have a more localised clustered distribution.  Some of these rows may have originally included more than 9 stones but most probably only ever included a relatively small number. The small number of stones inevitably means that the distance between individual stones is generally greater than in most types of stone row. This is particularly the case with the longer examples.

Simplified plans of long single rows composed of less than 10 large sized stones. Click on image for higher resolution version.

The Individual Rows

Auldearn in Scotland

Ballinaby on the Isle of Mull

Brainport Bay in Argyll

Butterdon, East on Dartmoor

Buwch a’r Llo in Mid Wales

Cae Garreg in Mid Wales no longer survives.

Callanish, East on the Isle of Lewis

Callanish, South on the Isle of Lewis

Careg Lwyd 1 on the Brecon Beacons

Cut Hill on Dartmoor

Devils Arrows in Yorkshire

Dunruchan Stones in Central Scotland

East Cult in Central Scotland

Fonllech in North Wales

Glen Shiel on the Isle of Arran

Loch Buie on the Isle of Mull

Longstone Farm in Cornwall no longer survives.

Parc y Meirw in Pembrokeshire

Sgealtrabhal – Skeal Traval on the Isle of North Uist

Sheriff Muir in Central Scotland

Simon Howe on the North Yorks Moors

Building a Typology

First Published: 18th March 2019

Last Updated: 2nd August 2019

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