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Kerb Cairn(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name Killundine

Classification Kerb Cairn(S) (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 22257

Site Number NM54NE 2

NGR NM 5867 4969

NGR Description NM 5867 4969 and NM 5868 4968

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Morvern
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM54NE 2 5867 4969 and 5868 4968.

(NM 5867 4969 and NM 5868 4968) Cairns (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

Cairns, Killundine: Two kerb-cairns are situated on an irregular terrace overlooking the Sound of Mull, 400m N of Killundine. Both cairns have been considerably robbed, possibly in order to provide stone for a nearby rectangular enclosure.

The more northerly cairn (1 on plan) measures 7m in diameter; the majority of the kerb-stones are still in position, the largest measuring 0.55m in height, 0.85m in breadth and 0.25m in thickness. The W half of the interior has been severely robbed, but the E half still stands to a height of about 0.4m. A stone which lies immediately outside the kerb on the W is firmly embedded in the ground, and may represent part of a 'false portal'. The second cairn is similar in size, and stands to a height of 0.5m. The best-preserved stretches of kerb are on the W and

SE sides, where the stones stand to maximum heights of 0.85m and 0.75m respectively.

RCAHMS 1980.

These two kerb-cairns were in a similar condition when seen in 1970.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (R L) 9 June 1970.

Scheduled as 'Killundine, kerb cairns'.

Information fron Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 8 November 2000.


Field Visit (6 July 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This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project.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.


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