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Field Visit

Date June 1979

Event ID 1101599

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


Situated in a pasture field 110m SE of Crarae Lodge, there is a circular mound, probably a prehistoric burial-cairn, measuring about 25m in diameter and up to 1m in height. In 1865 it was reported that a 'standing stone' had formerly surmounted the mound and that excavation had revealed a 'stone coffin' containing bones and ashes (Name Book 1865, 21). Further excavations carried out in 1923 showed that the mound was composed of a mixture of earth and stones, and that at the centre there were two stone slabs which probably represented the remains of the 'stone coffin', possibly a cist. Beneath the mound material there were midden-like deposits containing marine shells, an antler tine, and the bones of horses, cattle and sheep (Scott 1963, 19-23; Campbell and Sandeman 1964, no. 75).

RCAHMS 1988, visited June 1979.

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