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Mull, Bunessan

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Mull, Bunessan

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 21758

Site Number NM32SE 3

NGR NM 3902 2204

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilfinichen And Kilvickeon
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM32SE 3 3902 2204.

(NM 3902 2204) Cairn (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

Cairn (probable), Bunessan: The remains of what has probably been a large burial-cairn are situated on level ground close to the Bunessan War Memorial. All that now survives is a low circular spread of stones measuring about 21m across and 1m in greatest height. A considerable quantitiy of stones survives round the periphery, but the centre is grass-grown and only a few stones are visible; others, however, can be felt beneath the turf. Round the NW and SW sectors of the perimeter there are at least twelve large boulders, nine of them earthfast, which appear to have belonged to an original kerb.

RCAHMS 1980, visited 1973.

The remains of a cairn, as described by the RCAHMS (1980). According to local information two cists, one central, the other on the E, were encountered when it was planned to erect the war memorial at this site.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (JP) 4 May 1974.

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