MHG261 - Kerb Cairn, Killundine


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

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Scheduled 8/11/00
JW 7/12/00
NMRS Notes:
NM54NE 2 5867 4969 and 5868 4968.
Cairns (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

Cairns, Killundine: Two kerb-cairns are situated on an irregular terrace overlooking the Sound of Mull, 400m N of Killundine. Both cairns have been considerably robbed, possibly in order to provide stone for a nearby rectangular enclosure.
The more northerly cairn (1 on plan) measures 7m in diameter; the majority of the kerb-stones are still in position, the largest measuring 0.55m in height, 0.85m in breadth and 0.25m in thickness. The W half of the interior has been severely robbed, but the E half still stands to a height of about 0.4m. A stone which lies immediately outside the kerb on the W is firmly embedded in the ground, and may represent part of a 'false portal'. The second cairn is similar in size, and stands to a height of 0.5m. The best-preserved stretches of kerb are on the W and
SE sides, where the stones stand to maximum heights of 0.85m and 0.75m respectively.
RCAHMS 1980.

These 2 kerb-cairns were in similar condition when seen 1970.
Surveyed at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (R L) 9 June 1970.

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Grid reference Centred NM 5867 4969 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM54NE
Civil Parish MORVERN
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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