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Field Visit

Date June 1979

Event ID 1101482

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


About 570m NE of East Kames there is a cairn measuring 11m by 8.5m and 1m in greatest height, from which several upright stones protrude to a maximum height of 1.2m (Campbell and Sandeman 1964; Henshall 1972). The cairn has been heavily robbed and further obscured by having been used as a dump for field-gathered stones; without excavation it is impossible to interpret with certainty what can still be seen of the original structure. The upright stones, however, appear to represent the remains of a small passage-grave. Two stones just visible on the S half of the mound may belong to the outer end of the passage, from which a depression now leads to the main group of upright and fallen stones, which appear to form the chamber.

Visited June 1979


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