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Islay, Upper Cragabus

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Islay, Upper Cragabus

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 37620

Site Number NR34SW 12

NGR NR 3265 4459

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kildalton And Oa
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR34SW 12 3265 4459.

At NR 3265 4459, situated prominently on a ridge, are the remains of a turf-covered cairn, which has been severely disfigures by the digging of two pits, and the construction of a bank over the summit. It measures approximately 8.0m in diameter and 1.0m high; few stones are visible and there is no trace of a kerb or cist.

Visited by OS (NKB) 24 September 1979.

This turf-covered cairn is situated on the crest of a whale-backed ridge about 400m NE of Upper Cragabus. It

measures 9.4m from NNE to ssw by 8.4m transversely and stands to a height of 1m. A turf bank crosses the cairn on the longer axis, and two pits in the surface of the cairn were probably dug to provide material for the bank.

RCAHMS 1984

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