MHG2187 - Stone Alignment, Loch of Yarrows


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Stone Rows (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)
Provisional Consent - Letter received from HS, dated 23/10/02. See assoc. docs. File.
J Aitken : 20/02/03
Eight stone rows, six of which are almost complete for a distance of about 138ft. The row shown on the OS map as 384ft long has been almost completely eradicated by cultivation although the remaining fragments are scattered over a distance of 304ft.
The rows are aligned almost due north and south and are generally parallel, 5 to 7ft 8ins apart. The stones, slabs about 3ins thick, face across the rows and are up to 1ft high.
RCAHMS 1911; J Anderson 1886.

Mainly as described by the Commission. Only one stone remains of the most easterly row and the longest row now measures c40m.
Resurveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (R L) 26 April 1967.

Anderson, J, 1886, Scotland in pagan times: the bronze and stone ages: the Rhind lectures in archaeology for 1882, 130; plan (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG1898.

RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, 185-6, No. 570 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

Thom, A, 1971, Megalithic lunar observatories, 98-9; plan N 1/7 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2866.

Ruggles, C L N, 1981, A critical examination of the megalithic lunar observatories, 193; plan fig. 4.5 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG3127.

Freer and Myatt, R and L J, 1982, 'The multiple stone rows of Caithness and Sutherland. 2. Their description. I', Caithness Fld Club Bulletin Vol. 3 April 1982, p.58-63, 61-2, No. 8 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1694.

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Grid reference Centred ND 3128 4401 (41m by 66m)
Map sheet ND34SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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