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Craigmaddie Muir

Chambered Long Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Craigmaddie Muir

Classification Chambered Long Cairn (Neolithic)

Canmore ID 44414

Site Number NS57NE 17

NGR NS 5859 7646

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Dunbartonshire
  • Parish Baldernock (Strathkelvin)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Strathkelvin
  • Former County Stirlingshire

Archaeology Notes

NS57NE 17 5859 7646.

(NS 5859 7646) Chambered Cairn (NR) (remains of)

OS 1:10000 map (1976)

This Clyde type long cairn has been greatly robbed, but appears to have been about 77' long (or about 65' from the centre of the facade) by about 47' to 18' wide. The main axis lies N-S. A ridge of cairn material 2' - 3' high, remains at the S end of the cairn. The central area of the cairn has been completely robbed, but at the N end cairn material remains around the structural stones, and at the NE corner still stands 4' high. The present edge of the cairn material has the appearance of roughly representing the original cairn edge.

A S Henshall 1972; RCAHMS 1963

This chambered cairn is as described and planned.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 3 May 1966

A severely robbed chambered long cairn, as described.

RCAHMS 1982, visited 1981


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