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North Kirktonmoor

Cairn (Period Unassigned), Clearance Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name North Kirktonmoor

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned), Clearance Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) North Kirktonmuir

Canmore ID 43925

Site Number NS55SE 23

NGR NS 5545 5145

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Renfrewshire
  • Parish Eaglesham
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Eastwood
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS55SE 23 5545 5145.

NS 554 514. A trapezoidal platform of stones under turf, 22m E-W by 15m. On top of the platform is a heavily-built oval structure, 15m by 10m, with walls at least 2m thick.

T C Welsh 1973.

NS 554 514 Foundations of a possible kiln, overlying a cairn.

T C Welsh 1980.

for further details see MS/737/12

NS 5545 5145 Scheduled cairn; 35 x 45m (DES 1973; 1980). Directly to NE aspect of cairn, a circular patch, 8m diameter, depicting vegetation change. To NW of cairn, first signs of early 2m wide track is evident.

A full report will be lodged with NMRS and WoSAS.

R L Hunter and S L Hunter, 1999

This grass-grown cairn, which is situated on a low rise in pasture 300m SW of North Kirktonmoor farmsteading, measures 13.8m in diameter and up to 1.5m in height. The foot of the cairn has been trimmed by the plough on the N, W and S sides and the centre has been dug into, with the spoil thrown immediately to the SE. A heap of field-cleared stones overlies the SW to W side of the mound, but no evidence of the kiln noted by Welsh (1973) was found on the date of visit.

Visited by RCAHMS (GB, AGCH) 17 July 2007.

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