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Nearest Town:Hamilton (2km WNW)
OS Ref (GB):   NS740538 / Sheet: 64
Latitude:55° 45' 39.63" N
Longitude:   4° 0' 29.68" W

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The grid reference is for the original location of this cist but there is nothing there now.

The cist was part of a small cemetery discovered during sand-quarrying operations in 1939. It is now in Hamilton Low Parks Museum (ML3 6BJ).

The notable feature of this cist is that one of the side slabs was decorated on both sides with examples of the concentric circles, arcs and spirals generally known as "passage grave art".

The Museum does not allow photography of the cist and, as a further example of their unhelpfulness, only one side of the decorated slab is visible in the reconstruction.

The designs can be seen in the PSAS link below.
greywether Posted by greywether
28th February 2004ce


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PSAS 106

See page 8 of article for decorated cist slab.
greywether Posted by greywether
28th February 2004ce