Cnoc Fada

Dervaig, Isle of Mull, Argyll
Stone Row
Also known as Dervaig B; Kilmore

This row of five stones, impressive despite the fact that three of the stones are fallen, stands in an area rich in prehistory.

When I visited in 2003 and 2010 the stones were beautifully set in a clearing amongst the trees of a forestry plantation. In 2014 the trees had been cleared and it was a bit of a Forestpocalypse. Not quite so pretty.

All of the stones are (or would have been) about 2.4-2.5 metres (around eight feet) tall. Several show signs of tooling. Stone D has marks that can be seen as a skull and cross-bones - however it is not clear whether this is just a trick of the eye or remains of later carving. Clearly the design is unlikely to be contemporary with the construction of the stone row!

See also the nearby stone row, Glac Mhor.


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Nearby Sites:

Glac Mhor

Stone Row; Cup Marks.

Less than 1km away.

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Mingary

Standing Stones.

4km away.

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Cillchriosd

Standing Stone.

6km away.

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