MHG14960 - Possible Chambered Cairn - Rynettin Wood

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Type and Period (1)

  • CHAMBERED CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A large stone mound located in the birch wood to the south of the Rynettin settlement. The feature consists of a roughly ovoid mound of rubble, with stone of c 0.3m in diameter, rising to 1.5m in height above ground level. It has been partially cut at its south end by an old field boundary running 6.0° NE. It measures 15.9m, 21° NE and 10.41m, 142°sE. The west and south edges are faced intermittently with a total of 7 remaining larger upright stones, about 0.75 - 0.8m in height. The feature is heavily disturbed by tree growth and fallen trees, by the field wall and by robbing.
However, a possible passage is suggested facing SE, 5.9m length and 2.4m wide at the entrance which is marked by larger stones: A possible chamber is indicated by a subcircular depression, 121 in diameter, NW of the entrance. This would indicate that the mound may have been constructed as a burial cairn in prehistory. However, the layer of stones overlying the possible chamber contains fragments of fencing wire indicating a high level of recent disturbance. The feature abuts a stone platform to the north. Th relationship between the two cannot be ascertained without further investigation.
Visited as part of a Survey of Abernethy Forest Reserve for conservation and management by RSPB in 1995. <1>

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Location

Grid reference Centred NJ 0132 1463 (23m by 22m)
Map sheet NJ01SW
Civil Parish ABERNETHY AND KINCARDINE
Geographical Area BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY

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