NS3678 : Grass-covered ancient cairn

near to Cardross, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Grass-covered ancient cairn
Grass-covered ancient cairn
The low green mound shown here is the site of an ancient cairn (at approx. NS 36634 78440) which is now overgrown. The end-note describes a group of three cairns nearby, and a single cairn to their west; that single cairn is the one shown in the present photo.

See LinkExternal link for details of this cairn at WoSAS.

For other views, see NS3678 : Grass-covered ancient cairn and NS3678 : Grass-covered ancient cairn.

The mound is regular in outline, with a flat top. Care is needed to distinguish this site from a number of superficially similar, but less regular, mounds located nearby (at approx. NS 36621 78500 / NS 36638 78518 / NS 36580 78457); the latter are irregular masses of bedrock, covered over with vegetation, rather than the remains of cairns.

Carman Hill is visible in the background.
Cairns on Carman Muir
On Carman Muir, near the foot of Carman Hill, there is a cluster of three grass-covered ancient cairns: see LinkExternal link at WoSAS for details, and LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view centred on them (the cairns are indicated there by green marker pins labelled "Cairn 1/2/3"). A similar cairn stands alone to the west: see LinkExternal link at WoSAS for details, and LinkExternal link for the same satellite map, but centred on that cairn (green marker pin labelled "Cairn 4").
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Thursday, 1 January, 2009   (more nearby)
Thursday, 25 June, 2009
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Carman Muir 
Cairn   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3663 7844 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.2646N 4:37.1608W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3662 7843
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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