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Straid Farm, Giant's Knowe

Cairn (Period Unassigned), Cist(S) (Period Unassigned), Cinerary Urn

Site Name Straid Farm, Giant's Knowe

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned), Cist(S) (Period Unassigned), Cinerary Urn

Alternative Name(s) Fingalian's

Canmore ID 24797

Site Number NN71NE 4

NGR NN 7848 1762

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Muthill
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN71NE 4 7848 1762.

(NN 7848 1762) CAIRN (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map (1901)

A large circular heap of small stone and gravel entirely removed in 1831. An urn filled with ashes and several stone coffins were found under it.

Name Book 1860

A small mound of earth on the farm of Strayd, called Crock-nafion or the Giant's Knowe, or the Fingalian's Knowe, was cleared away several years ago (probably before 1860). An urn containing burnt bones was discovered.

J Shearer 1891

No trace of a cairn now remains at the published site which falls on a slight rise in an undulating field. The present whereabouts of the urn is not known.

Visited by OS (RD) 29 November 1966

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