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Stone Man

Round Barrow(s)


Details of site on Pastscape

Post-Mediaeval cairn on the site of a Bronze Age round barrow.

NZ 09770606 Stone Man on site of (NAT) Tumulus (NR). (1)
"The stone pillar, called Stone Man ... was a stone tumulus, which, being destroyed ... was found to cover a skeleton; the resident proprietor of Gayles Hall ... had the bones replaced and the present irregular structure raised over them". (2)
Prominently situated on the crest of a steep north west facing slope are the remains of a modern, stone cairn, 3. 0 m by 2.3 m at the base and 1.3 m high which is probably the "irregular structure", referred to by Maclauchlan. There is no
"stone pillar" as such, nor are there any remains of an original burial mound. Surveyed at 1:10 000. (3)

( 1) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" Prov Edn 1957
( 2) General reference Arch J 6 1849 342 (H Maclauchlan)
( 3) Field Investigators Comments F1 AGM 05-AUG-77
Chance Posted by Chance
10th July 2012ce

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