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Bute, Kerrycrusach

Burial Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Bute, Kerrycrusach

Classification Burial Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Scoulag Moor

Canmore ID 40375

Site Number NS06SE 11

NGR NS 08878 61033

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kingarth
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Buteshire

Archaeology Notes

NS06SE 11 08878 61033.

(NS 0888 6102) Tumulus (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

A turf-covered mound, 5-6' high, measuring 44' E-W by 38'. It was excavated by Bryce, who found that the mound was mainly natural. On its summit was a cairn 6' in diameter, composed of boulders, with an outer layer of small white water-worn quartz stones; 2' down, under the centre of the cairn, was a mass of burnt human bones, mixed with charcoal, lying on a layer of black soil. No urn was found, but a depression in the summit, noted by Bryce before his excavation, suggested a previous, unrecorded attempt at excavation.

T H Bryce 1904

A barrow is situated on level ground slightly back from a small scarp. It measures 11.4m E-W by 11.2m transversely and is 1.9m high. There is no trace of the summit cairn mentioned by Bryce.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (TRG) 2 November 1976

This grass-grown cairn, which is situated in open moorland 600m SSE of Kerryscrusach farmsteading, measures about 11.4m in diameter by at least 1.6m in height.

Visited by RCAHMS (AGCH, JH) 23 April 2009.

Activities

Desk Based Assessment (5 July 1972)

A turf-covered mound, 5-6' high, measuring 44' E-W by 38'. It was excavated by Bryce, who found that the mound was mainly natural. On its summit was a cairn 6' in diameter, composed of boulders, with an outer layer of small white water-worn quartz stones; 2' down, under the centre of the cairn, was a mass of burnt human bones, mixed with charcoal, lying on a layer of black soil. No urn was found, but a depression in the summit, noted by Bryce before his excavation, suggested a previous, unrecorded attempt at excavation.

Information from OS (IF) 5 July 1972

T H Bryce 1904

Field Visit (2 November 1976)

A barrow is situated on level ground slightly back from a small scarp. It measures 11.4m E-W by 11.2m transversely and is 1.9m high. There is no trace of the summit cairn mentioned by Bryce.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (TRG) 2 November 1976

Field Visit (23 April 2009)

This grass-grown cairn, which is situated in open moorland 600m SSE of Kerryscrusach farmsteading, measures about 11.4m in diameter by at least 1.6m in height.

Visited by RCAHMS (AGCH, JH) 23 April 2009.

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