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Chambered Cairn


This is one of the few Hebridean Passage Graves to be located on the mainland. It is close to the Isle of Skye so not far away from the usual territory.

The most visible remains are a capstone partly covering the small rectangular chamber. Traces of the E-facing passage can also be seen.

Excavation in 1965 showed that the cairn had been enlarged from a round one to a square one and that a facade had probably been added to the E side of the cairn. An interesting change of design which would bring it closer to a Clyde cairn layout.

Near the roadside just E of Dun Telve and Dun Troddan.

Visited 25 July 2004
greywether Posted by greywether
2nd October 2004ce
Edited 2nd October 2004ce

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