NS3678 : Walton Farm chambered cairn

taken 25 years ago, near to Cardross, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Walton Farm chambered cairn
Walton Farm chambered cairn
See NS3678 : Walton Farm chambered cairn for the main description.

The large upright stone is set in a gently-sloping field that gives a view of the River Clyde to the south-west; the stone marks the site of a chambered cairn (an ancient stone-built site which had a burial chamber inside).

This grave was probably constructed in the latter part of the Stone Age. When the site was excavated in 1954, fifty quartz pebbles were found, as well as a polished stone axe-head, which is now in a museum

The information in the previous paragraph is from section 17 of "Archaeology Around Glasgow" (Susan Hothersall, 2007), which briefly mentions the site after discussing the NS3779 : Ancient hill-fort on Carman Hill. Aside from that, I know of no other comments on Walton Farm chambered cairn, other than those in the Canmore database (for a link to the relevant Canmore entry, see the end-note).
Walton Farm chambered cairn
This site dates from the Neolithic period. See LinkExternal link (at Canmore) for a detailed description.
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Date Taken
October 1992   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 20 February, 2008
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Period (from Tags)
Neolithic 
Near (from Tags)
Walton Farm 
Category
Chambered cairns   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3634 7819 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.1240N 4:37.4301W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3638 7817
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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