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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 697394

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NR85NE 4 8649 5825

(NR 8648 5825) Stone Circle (NR)

OS 6" map, Argyllshire, 2nd ed., (1924)

This chambered cairn is situated on a slight knoll in a cultivated field. It has been much reduced by stone robbing and ploughing and now appears as a grass-grown mound of earth and stones, measuring 20.0m by 19.0m, rising 1.2m on the SW side, but only 0.5m on the NE. The remains of two roofless burial chambers - 'A' and 'B' on plan are visible near the centre of the cairn material. The tops of slabs 'C' and 'D' stand up to 0.84m above the cairn surface, both are almost certainly in their original positions. Several additional large stones which may be seen among the cairn material are not included in the plan as they are all dislodged and no longer have any structural significance.

On the evidence of the surviving remains, it is likely that the cairn was originally trapezoidal or oblong on plan, oriented NE-SW, and that chambers 'A' and 'B' are side chambers, a third chamber-possibly the main one-being represented by one or other of stones 'C' and 'D'.

RCAHMS 1971, visited 1963.

As described.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (IA) 16 August 1973.

NR 8649 5825. As described in the previous information.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (TRG) 22 February 1977.

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