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Islay, Tais Bheinn

Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Islay, Tais Bheinn

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 37786

Site Number NR37SE 1

NGR NR 3668 7016

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Killarow And Kilmeny
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR37SE 1 3668 7016.

(NR 3668 7016) Possible Cairn.

Information from RCAHMS.

On a hill summit is a loose spread of fragmented stone surmounted by a modern cairn, 1.3m high by 2.3m diameter. This stony spread measures 11.0m NE-SW by 7.0m transversely by 0.4m high and is partly heather-covered; living rock shows in the content and the SE edge lies along rock outcrop. There are no traces of a kerb or cist. A prehistoric origin is highly unlikely and it is probably natural.

Modern cairn surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (JM) 20 June 1978.

On the rocky summit of Tais Bheinn (266m OD), surmounted by a modern marker-cairn, there is a heather-covered mound of stones measuring 8.9m by 7.6m and 0'5rn high, which may be a prehistoric burial-cairn.



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