NS4682 : Remains of cairn

taken 8 years ago, 3 km from Craighat, Stirling, Great Britain

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Remains of cairn
Remains of cairn
See the link in the end-note for a summary of this site. The photograph shows a stone slab; this photograph is a view along the length of the slab, with Ben Lomond (NN3602) shown directly behind it on the skyline to provide a directional reference. For a closer look at the slab itself, see NS4682 : Slab from an old cairn; for another view of the stone in context, see NS4682 : Remains of cairn.

"The New Statistical Account of Scotland", Volume VII (1845), comments on what I take to be the cairn shown here; it discusses the land of Knockinhaglish (see NS4884 : Earthworks in Knockinhaglish Wood), the "(hill or knoll of the church), on the lands of Finnich Drummond", and then adds that "at a short distance from this, on the farm of E. Cameron, a large cairn was broken up, about twenty years ago, in which a number of stone coffins were discovered, and human bones found therein; but there is no tradition as to the origin of the cairn, or the occupants of these kistvaens" [that last word refers to a box-like cist, or burial chamber, formed from flat stone slabs].

A cairn in the same general area is described in similar terms by Nimmo's "History of Stirlingshire" (1880): see NS4781 : Stockie Muir Chambered Cairn for the relevant quotation. However, the link just cited explains why, despite the similarity, I believe that the two descriptions refer to different cairns (although, in order to give a more balanced account, that item also cites a contrary opinion).

There is an old enclosure near this cairn, straddling the main track across the moor: NS4683 : Western side of old enclosure.
Remains of cairn
See LinkExternal link (at Canmore) for archaeological details.
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Date Taken
Friday, 19 February, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 25 February, 2010
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Cameron Muir 
Period (from Tags)
Bronze Age 
Cairn   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4693 8270 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:0.7626N 4:27.4143W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4693 8269
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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