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Kindrochet

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Kindrochet

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Alternative Name(s) Kindrochat

Canmore ID 24875

Site Number NN72SW 5

NGR NN 7231 2297

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Comrie (Perth And Kinross)
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN72SW 5 7231 2297.

(NN 723 230) The modified Clyde-Carlingford chambered cairn 300 yds south of the farmhouse of Kindrochat is a straggling mass of stones and boulders among which various internal features can still be readily distinguished.

It was excavated by Childe in 1929 and 1930, when it was found to be made of large water-worn boulders and to measure 135ft by a greatest width 36ft within a kerb embedded in virgin soil. Laid out with the long axis E and W, it contained three cists. The central cist contained a leaf-shaped arrowhead.

The present extent of the cairn is misleading as it has been widened by the addition of field-gathered stones. Childe's trenches have been left open and most of the orthostats can still be seen, but the kerb is no longer visible.

R W Feachem 1963; V G Childe 1930; 1931; A S Henshall 1972

NN 7231 2297. As described and planned above.

Surveyed at 6" scale.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 10 November 1968

Activities

Excavation (1929 - 1930)

Excavated by Childe in 1930.

V G Childe 1931

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