NS3678 : The first of a group of three cairns

near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

The first of a group of three cairns
The first of a group of three cairns
A group of three cairns located in this area is described in the WoSAS database: LinkExternal link (the comment made there about the group's being 200 metres from the road appears to be an error; however, I did eventually track them down, and the cairns otherwise match the report in all respects). The following positions, obtained by GPS, are accurate to within a few metres:

● Cairn I is at NS 36879 78754, and is shown here (with cairn III visible behind it on the right). See LinkExternal link for another view. It is about 70cm high, and a few stones protrude through its grassy surface.

● Cairn II is at NS 36907 78741. See LinkExternal link for the main description and photo, and LinkExternal link for another view.

● Cairn III is at NS 36927 78769, and is shown at LinkExternal link

Another single cairn – LinkExternal link – is located a short distance to the west, and a possible hut circle – LinkExternal link – is also located nearby. The book "Archaeology Around Glasgow", by Susan Hothersall, in its discussion of the nearby hill-fort – LinkExternal link – on Carman Hill, mentions these cairns and the hut circle, noting that "these too have remained untouched by archaeologists; they may be evidence of agriculture and settlement of an earlier period".
Cairns on Carman Muir
On the moorland at the foot of Carman Hill, there is a cluster of three grass-covered cairns; see LinkExternal link for the main description of this group. Not far to the west, a similar cairn stands alone; see LinkExternal link
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2009
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Date Taken
Friday, 13 November, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 November, 2009
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Carman Muir 
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Cairn   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3688 7875 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.4366N 4:36.9320W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3688 7875
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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