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Gigha, Cnoc Na Croise

Cairn(S) (Prehistoric), Cist(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name Gigha, Cnoc Na Croise

Classification Cairn(S) (Prehistoric), Cist(S) (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 38549

Site Number NR64NW 4

NGR NR 6439 4828

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Gigha And Cara
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR64NW 4 6439 4828

(NR 6439 4828) The site of two of the three cairns on Cnoc na Croise mentioned by Pennant (1774). They are said to have lain 7.5m apart, to have been 4m in diameter and to have contained cists (Anderson 1939).

T Pennant 1774; R S G Anderson 1939; Information from R E MacCallum, 1962.

Nothing remains of any of the cairns.

RCAHMS 1971, visited 1963.

No trace.

Visited by OS (J B) 17 January 1978.


Field Visit (May 1963)

Cairns, Cnoc na Croise, Gigha (Sites).

Nothing remains of the three cairns mentioned by Pennant (1) on Cnoc na Croise, 400 m W. of Ardminish. It is recorded, however, that two of them, which lay 7.5 m apart, were each 4 m in diameter and contained cists (2).

RCAHMS 1971, visited May 1963

644484 ccxxxiv NE (unnoted)

(1) Pennant, Tour (1772), part i, 226

(2) Anderson, Gigha, 29 f.


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