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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 723707

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/723707

NT86NW 20 8089 6854.

(NT 8089 6854) Andrew's Cairn (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1976).

Andrew's Cairn, situated on Penmanshiel Moor at the NW end of the cultivated area known as the Broad Bog, at an elevation of about 720ft OD, is a low, flat cairn, about 30ft in diameter and overgrown with whins. Some stones protrude from its top and it appears to have been excavated.

RCAHMS 1915, visited 1908; J Hardy 1856; J H Craw 1923.

The remains of a cairn, average diameter 10.5m and 1.2m high, slightly hollow in the centre, with large stones visible.

Visited by OS(JFC) 27 October 1954.

Andrew's Cairn now measures 10.5m in diameter and 0.8m in height. Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS(RD) 7 February 1966.

No change to the previous field report.

RCAHMS 1980, visited 1979.

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