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Date 3 March 2010

Event ID 629395

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


Standing on top of a heather-grown ridge, this chambered cairn is as described and planned by Henshall. The heather has been burnt off recently and some of the stones are now blackened and scorched. The cairn has been heavily disturbed, especially on the E, and the footings of several subrectangular shieling huts are disposed around its base. At least eight slabs of the peristalith can still be seen, and the passage, though not visible, is presumably on the SE. Just to the E of the centre of the cairn, the large upright slabs that form the chamber are partly exposed, and the slightly displaced capstone rests on two flat stones that overlie the side-slabs on the SW. The chamber is set relatively high in the cairn, but its position is dictated by the crest of the underlying ridge, which enhances the height of the cairn where the ground drops away more steeply.

Visited by RCAHMS (ARG,SPH) 3 March 2010

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