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Burg, Port Na Croise

Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Burg, Port Na Croise

Classification Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 21998

Site Number NM42NW 2

NGR NM 42821 26479

NGR Description NM 4282 2647 to NM 4273 2647

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

NM42NW 2 4282 2647 to 4273 2647.

(A: NM 4282 2647; B: NM 4273 2647) Cairns (NR)

OS 1:10000 map (1976)

Cairns, Burgh: There are two large cairns of beach pebbles close to the shore of Port na Croise to the SE of Burgh. They are about 90m apart and both measure about 13m in diameter and 1.6m in height.

RCAHMS 1980, visited 1974

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (DWR) 24 May 1972


Field Visit (7 June 1934)

Cairns. On the flat land east of Port na Croise directly below Burgh farm are two round cairns 25' - 30' in diameter.

Visited by VG Childe 7 June 1934.

Field Visit (26 June 1943)

This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project. Site descriptions, organised by county, vary from short notes to lengthy and full descriptions and are available to view online with contemporary sketches and photographs. The original typescripts, manuscripts, notebooks and photographs can also be consulted in the RCAHMS Search Room.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 10 December 2014.

Field Visit (January 2000 - December 2000)

There are two cairns at this site:

2.01 This is a large burial cairn of beach pebbles close to the shore. It measures about 13m in diameter and is 1.6m high.

2.02 This is a large burial cairn of beach pebbles close to the shore. It measures about 13m in diameter and is 1.6m high.

(BUR00 002) Information from NTS (CJM) February 2014

Test Pit Survey (18 June 2009)

NM 428 264 During a NTS Thistle Camp volunteers excavated two lines of 0.5 by 0.5m test pits between two burial cairns. The first line was along the edge of the raised beach, and the second was 50m inland in an area of improved pasture. No artefacts or buried soil horizons were encountered. This work was carried out on 18 June 2009.

Archive: RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: The National Trust for Scotland

Derek Alexander – The National Trust for Scotland


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