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Trowie Knowe

Chambered Cairn


Visited 13.6.12

This Chambered Cairn is a short distance north of the Beorgs of Housetter Standing Stones.

The cairn is easy to spot being near the A970

The cairn is well mangled but still survives to a height of about 1.5 metres x 15 meters long.

It is a mass of pretty pink stones – the same as the larger standing stones.

Canmore states:
‘A heel-shaped cairn with an irregular chamber, lies on the gently sloping moorland at the foot of the steep screes of the Beorgs of Housetter. It is built of pink granite boulders. It has been greatly disturbed by three attempts at excavation and by quarrying for road metal’.
Posted by CARL
24th July 2012ce

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