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Kerrera, Slaterich

Cist(S) (Period Unassigned), Beaker, Food Vessel

Site Name Kerrera, Slaterich

Classification Cist(S) (Period Unassigned), Beaker, Food Vessel

Canmore ID 22940

Site Number NM82NW 13

NGR NM 8207 2961

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilmore And Kilbride
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM82NW 13 8207 2961.

(NM 8209 2959) Cists (NR).

OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

On the south side of a natural pinnacle near Sithean Riabhach, and about 470 metres NNE of Slaterich, there are the remains of two cists situated alongside one another and only about 1 metre apart. The west cist measured about 1 metre in length and 0.61 metres in breadth and in depth. Part of this cist still protrudes above the turf. A slab lying nearby, and measuring 0.9 by 0.66 metres, may be the dislodged capstone. This cist contained a beaker. The east cist originally measured 1.35 metres in length, 0.38 metres in breadth and 0.66 metres in depth. Part of this cist also can be seen protruding above the turf. A large slab, 1.72 metres in length, part of which may be seen to one side of the cist may have been the original capstone. This cist contained a food vessel and some quartzite pebbles. The finds from both cists are now in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland.

RCAHMS 1975, visited 1970; J G Callander 1932; D L Clarke 1970.

The two cists are as described. They lie on the west side of the natural conglomerate stack. There is no sign of cairn material.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 scale.

Visited by OS (D W R) 7 September 1971.


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