|RCAHMS NMRS record no. HY22NE 8 at HY268250 is another barrow cemetery like the Knowes of Trotty but at a lower height. Like the folklore motif they never seem to be the same number twice, the mounds in the main group having climbed from six to eight with HY22SE 36 over the road near Newbigging at HY265249 being counted as an extra member of the same group. The latter (possibly kerbed) is the only one to have been excavated twice, the first time producing a steatite urn. The first report on the main body of the group says the peat depth was the same over the whole field wherein they lie and talks of a single cist with burnt bones being found in the centre of each one.
Posted by wideford
24th April 2005ce