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East Revoch

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name East Revoch

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 43943

Site Number NS55SE 4

NGR NS 56710 50750

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 4 56710 50750

(NS 5671 5074) Cairn (NR) (remains of)

OS 6" map, (1970)

When this tumulus was being removed, about 1836, several urns filled with calcined bones and sticks were found. The spot was pointed out by the farmer (J Scott, farmer) who made the discoveries.

Name Book 1856

Mr Shearer (C Shearer, farmer, East Revoch, Eaglesham) indicated on the ground the spot which he believed was the site of the cairn, the stones having been removed for building purposes. At the spot is a circular area of disturbed ground, typical of a destroyed cairn, 27.0m in diameter. The position is on the summit of a small but prominent hill. Visited by OS (W W) 21 July 1955.

The remains of a cairn, as described above.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (J L D) 19 November 1964.

This site was visited in the course of fieldwork by Dr. TC Welsh.

For further details see MS/1508 (Welsh 1983)

This cairn was known locally as 'Scotts Tourie' (Scotts Tower) sits in an area of improved land on top of a hillock at an altitude of 260m. The remains cover an area 27m x 25m and rises to a height of 2m at the highest (SE) side. The centre features a relatively modern cairn of stones, whilst other areas have been duginto in the past, leaving numerous pits, the largest 4m x 3m.

S Hunter and R Hunter 2004.

This cairn, which is situated on the summit of a low rise in improved ground 340m N of East Revoch farmsteading, is generally as described by Hunter and Hunter (2004).

Visited by RCAHMS (JD) 21 August 2007.


External Reference (5 October 2011)

Scheduled as 'East Revoch, cairn 420m N of and cup-marked stone 485m N of... The cairn is visible as a prominent turf-covered earth mound, situated on a natural hillock in improved pasture at around 255m above sea level.'

Information from Historic scotland, scheduling document dated 5 October 2011.


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