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Law Cairn

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Law Cairn

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) West Craigmaud

Canmore ID 19916

Site Number NJ85NE 1

NGR NJ 8820 5911

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Tyrie
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Banff And Buchan
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ85NE 1 8820 5911.

(NJ 8820 5911) Law Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map, (1959)

Law Cairn is a mound of stones with some earth, about 60ft in diameter and 5ft high. Some years ago, human remains were discovered in it.

Name Book 1870.

Law Cairn, a turf-covered cairn as described by the ONB (1870), is contained by a drystone wall.

It has been mutilated by excavation in the east segment, and by the depositing of domestic rubbish.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (NKB) 14 March 1967.


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