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Fortingall

Long Cairn (Neolithic)(Possible)

Site Name Fortingall

Classification Long Cairn (Neolithic)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Bridge Of Lyon

Canmore ID 24999

Site Number NN74NW 5

NGR NN 7296 4655

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NN74NW 5 7296 4665.

NN 729 466: Possible Long Cairn, Fortingall. A mound of earth and stones measuring 105' along the ENE-WSW axis, and about 5' high. Across the E end it is about 30' wide, across the centre it is about 38', and about the same across the W end. In plan, the ends appear to be rounded.

There is a very slight dip in the surface of the field along the S side of the mound which might indicate the presence of a ditch some 8' - 10' wide. On the N side, this feature, if it exists, is obscured by an old dyke running at an oblique angle to the side of the cairn.

A S Henshall 1972

NN 7296 4655. As described.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (NKB) 2 October 1975

No change to previous field report.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (MJF) 30 November 1978

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