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Lochend Hill

Burial Cairn (Period Unassigned), Marker Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Lochend Hill

Classification Burial Cairn (Period Unassigned), Marker Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Moyne Moor

Canmore ID 43027

Site Number NS45SE 2

NGR NS 47982 53242

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Renfrewshire
  • Parish Neilston (Renfrew)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Renfrew
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS45SE 2 47982 53242.

(NS 4798 5324) Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map (1970)

This flat-topped round cairn stands on the summit of Lochend Hill. It measures 31ft in diameter and about 3ft high.

F Newall 1963

At this spot are the mutilated remains of a cairn 10.0m in diameter and 0.8m maximum height. It consists of a turf-covered, flat-topped stony mound with no indication of a cist or kerb. There is an indefinite hollow in its SE quadrant and a prominent pile of stones in the NW quadrant.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 24 November 1963.

Evidence of robbing in NE quadrant of this cairn, which is confirmed to be around 9.5m in diameter.

Sponsor: Renfrewshire Local History Forum, Archaeology Group.

B Henry 1993; B Henry et al. 1994.

This heavily robbed cairn is as described by the Ordnance Survey in 1963 and Henry et al. in 1994. A modern rubble-built cairn, measuring 2m in diameter by 1m in height, has been built on its NW flank.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS) 29 February 2008.

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Field Visit (29 February 2008)

This heavily robbed cairn is as described by the Ordnance Survey in 1963 and Henry et al. in 1994. A modern rubble-built cairn, measuring 2m in diameter by 1m in height, has been built on its NW flank.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS) 29 February 2008.

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