Cairn, Charcoal Burning Platform(s), Platform(s)
- Council Argyll And Bute
- Parish Inverchaolain
- Former Region Strathclyde
- Former District Argyll And Bute
- Former County Argyll
centred 015 785
A group of 20 platforms (centred NS 015 785) are contained within an area of approx 1km by 0.5km set on a steep hillside rising to 125m OD. They are some 7m in diameter. One platform, at NS 013 788, was excavated in July 1979. The front bank was revealed with large stones and the rear of the platform was cut into the slope. Several post-holes on the platform indicated an indeterminate structure. There were no finds.
A second platform, at NS 015 790, was excavated in December 1979. A small, rectangular, stone built structure was uncovered, apparently consisting of two rooms, one of which contained a small stone hearth. A rotary quern was found amongst paving in the N part. It is probably of a later date than the previously-excavated platform. Charcoal has been submitted for C14 dating.
Adjacent to one of the platforms at NS 015 790 is a circular pile of stones 3m diameter and kerbed around 270o of the circumference. There is an abundance of quartz chips amongst the stones.
J Kendrick 1979; 1980; E B Rennie 1981.