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Carnethy Hill

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Carnethy Hill

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 51912

Site Number NT26SW 6

NGR NT 2038 6191

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Midlothian
  • Parish Penicuik (Midlothian)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Midlothian
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT26SW 6 2038 6191.

(NT 2038 6191) Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

This cairn of bare stones, on the summit of Carnethy Hill, is circular, 70' (21.3m) in diameter and 8' (1.9m) high. Although disturbed superficially in places, the core has apparently not been opened.

RCAHMS 1929; 1988, visited 1913

The cairn measures 23.0m in diameter and 1.9m in height; it has nine small pit shelters and a modern marker cairn on its summit.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (MJF) 21 February 1979


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