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Cairnwell Ring Cairn

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<b>Cairnwell Ring Cairn</b>Posted by LesHamiltonImage © Les Hamilton
Nearest Town:Aberdeen (9km N)
OS Ref (GB):   NO90639749 / Sheets: 38, 45
Latitude:57° 4' 6.13" N
Longitude:   2° 9' 16.35" W

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Visited May 5, 2010

Cairnwell Ring Cairn formerly lay in Cairnwell Farm, some 175 metres southwest of its present location, which is at the roadside on Badentoy Avenue in the village of Portlethen. In 1995, to make way for an industrial development, Cairnwell Ring Cairn was totally excavated and reconstructed at its new site by AOC (Scotland).

The ring-cairn is surrounded by a circle of four upright orthostats, none much more than a metre in height.

More information at RCAHMS, where you can also view photographs of the monument in its original location.

You can read a report on the Cairnwell excavation and repositioning at this link.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
6th May 2013ce
Edited 12th May 2013ce