NS4279 : Cist, viewed from the north-east

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Auchencarroch, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Cist, viewed from the north-east
Cist, viewed from the north-east
In the foreground is a cist, a stone coffin formed from slabs; this one was first reported by a walker (R M MacGregor) as recently as 1995 (see end-note).

The chamber itself appears to be in good condition; see NS4279 : Cist (a close-up view of the chamber). The archaeology reports do not assign any date to it; however, such a structure, which seems to have been for the burial of a prominent individual, rather than being communal in nature, would be typical of the Bronze Age.

In the background, the deep valley of the Murroch Burn follows the edge of the woods. Beyond that, the River Clyde can be seen.
Cist on Auchenreoch Muir
An ancient burial chamber lined with stone slabs. See LinkExternal link at WoSAS for further details. Compare the Common Kist, which is located not far to the north-east: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 10 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Saturday, 11 April, 2009
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Period (from Tags)
Bronze Age 
Place (from Tags)
Auchenreoch Muir 
Burial chamber   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4257 7964 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.0299N 4:31.4984W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4258 7965
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Chambered Grave  Cist  Archaeology 

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