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Barmore Wood

Chambered Cairn


Last site on a day which included the splendid Brainport Bay and Crarae. Ending with a whimper rather than a bang.

It's a pity this is not better preserved as it's one of the few Clyde cairns with two axial chambers.

This has inevitably produced comment about the influence of Irish dual court cairns on the site but, since a facade was found at only one one end (concave - at the NE chamber), that may be a comparison too far.

What is left to see are the side stones of the NE chamber and a portal and back stone from the SW chamber.

The immediately surrounding forest has been cleared which is a bonus.

Park at the forest road entrance. It's a bit of a scramble up the mound on which the cairn sits.

Visited 24 March 2004
greywether Posted by greywether
4th April 2004ce
Edited 4th April 2004ce

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