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Linsidemore (Cairn(s)) — Links

Canmore


Details of the possible kerb or chamber cairn.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
8th February 2021ce

Linsidemore (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Linsidemore looks to be a very good site, however notices on the gates didn't appear to be very friendly so settled for a road side photo, plus with the current situation it was better to settle for the view and then head back home.

The Canmore link will give details of the site.

On the north side of the A837, a couple miles west of the Shin Bridge, clearly visible from the road.

Visited 17/10/2020.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
8th February 2021ce

Creag Sron Chrubaidh (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Creag Sron Chrubaidh was the last stop on a very good day and judging by the photographs it appears to be fairly light, it wasn't and darkness was approaching fast.

The spectacular cliffs of Blair Nam cliffs provided a magnificent backdrop.

This is perhaps a kerb cairn, as kerbs remain in place but being a meter high, at least, and with it's collapsed centre it is more likely to be a chamber cairn. Most of the stones are moss covered in the site which stands at 8m wide.

We parked at the car park Inchnadamph and walked south on the A837, before heading up the slopes of Blair Nam.

Great end to a great day.

Visited 16/10/2020.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
8th February 2021ce

Avebury & the Marlborough Downs (Region) — News

Man thrown down steep bank after altercation with off-road drivers in Wiltshire


Rogue 4x4 drivers a hazard at Avebury again.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident, which took place on a byway near Avebury.
At around 3.30pm on Sunday January 24 a man in his 50s - out walking with his family - was verbally and physically assaulted by another man belonging to a group of off-road drivers.
Following an altercation with the group, the victim was thrown down a steep bank and forced into a puddle; both he and his family were then verbally abused by members of the group. Fortunately, the victim was not seriously injured. The assault took place on the top of the byway which runs from Avebury Trusloe to the trees by Windmill Hill. Police are now hunting for a man they believe is responsible. He is described as white, in his mid-late 20s, 5ft 10ins tall, of heavy build with light brown hair, a goatee beard and moustache.
It's believed he was driving a Land Rover with customised wheels. There were other vehicles involved, some of which did not have registrations plates. However, police believe that one of the registration plates contained the numbers 141 and letters BRM. PC Angela Holden said: "Despite the remote location we are asking if anyone out for a walk or run in this part of rural Wiltshire heard or saw anything suspicious during this afternoon.
"Perhaps you saw a convoy of off-road vehicles in the area or recognise the descriptions given.
"Please contact us on 101, quoting crime reference number 54210008149, if you can help."

You can also report anonymously via Crime
stoppers on 0800 555 111.
......

https://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/19064478.man-thrown-steep-bank-altercation-off-road-drivers-wiltshire/?ref=ebmpn&fbclid=IwAR1wLDHQ8pwhW4K-ZZgEsE2adbO4ahgFTssjjXcY-ZiLtIi3pvSe1kZxxyI
tjj Posted by tjj
5th February 2021ce

Stiddrig (Cairn(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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5th February 2021ce

Stonehenge and its Environs — News

Archaeologists unearth bronze age graves at Stonehenge tunnel site


Exclusive: experts also find neolithic pottery and mysterious C-shaped enclosure at A303 excavation site

More info :

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/feb/04/archaeologist-unearth-bronze-age-graves-stonehenge-a303-tunnel-site
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
4th February 2021ce

Stiddrig (Cairn(s)) — Links

Canmore ID 66380


Stiddrig Long Cairn
Posted by markj99
4th February 2021ce

Stalldown Stone Row Cairn S (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Directions: Take the B213 Ivybridge turn off the A38. If you exit from the E, turn R, cross over the A38 and take the first L on the roundabout signposted for Cornwood. If you exit from the W, take the first L on the roundabout signposted for Cornwood. Follow the Cornwood Road for c. I mile until you reach a mini roundabout. Take the L turn onto a narrow lane for Cornwood. Stay on this road for c. 2.5 miles until you reach the Cornwood Inn at a crossroads in Cornwood. Take the R turn for Torr/Harford onto a lane. After 0.25 miles stay straight on the lane. After another c. 0.5 miles stay straight. After another 0.25 miles turn L up an un-signposted lane and bear R after a sharp corner. Follow this narrow leafy lane for c. 0.25 mile then take the L fork. The road will end c. 0.4 mile later just after Watercombe Farm. Park as close as possible and follow the track for c. 0.5 mile past the water treatment buildings reaching the open moorland of Stalldown Moor. When you are 100 yards clear of the buildings strike N uphill towards Stalldown Stone Row relying on GPS or Map Reading to reach the Southern Cairn 0.4 mile N at SX 63215 61854. Posted by markj99
3rd February 2021ce

Stalldown Stone Row Cairn NE (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Directions: Take the B213 Ivybridge turn off the A38. If you exit from the E, turn R, cross over the A38 and take the first L on the roundabout signposted for Cornwood. If you exit from the W, take the first L on the roundabout signposted for Cornwood. Follow the Cornwood Road for c. I mile until you reach a mini roundabout. Take the L turn onto a narrow lane for Cornwood. Stay on this road for c. 2.5 miles until you reach the Cornwood Inn at a crossroads in Cornwood. Take the R turn for Torr/Harford onto a lane. After 0.25 miles stay straight on the lane. After another c. 0.5 miles stay straight. After another 0.25 miles turn L up an un-signposted lane and bear R after a sharp corner. Follow this narrow leafy lane for c. 0.25 mile then take the L fork. The road will end c. 0.4 mile later just after Watercombe Farm. Park as close as possible and follow the track for c. 0.5 mile past the water treatment buildings reaching the open moorland of Stalldown Moor. When you are 100 yards clear of the buildings strike N uphill towards Stalldown Stone Row relying on GPS or Map Reading to reach the Southern Terminal 0.5 mile N at SX 63218 62074. Posted by markj99
3rd February 2021ce

Stalldown Stone Row Cairn NW (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Directions: Take the B213 Ivybridge turn off the A38. If you exit from the E, turn R, cross over the A38 and take the first L on the roundabout signposted for Cornwood. If you exit from the W, take the first L on the roundabout signposted for Cornwood. Follow the Cornwood Road for c. I mile until you reach a mini roundabout. Take the L turn onto a narrow lane for Cornwood. Stay on this road for c. 2.5 miles until you reach the Cornwood Inn at a crossroads in Cornwood. Take the R turn for Torr/Harford onto a lane. After 0.25 miles stay straight on the lane. After another c. 0.5 miles stay straight. After another 0.25 miles turn L up an un-signposted lane and bear R after a sharp corner. Follow this narrow leafy lane for c. 0.25 mile then take the L fork. The road will end c. 0.4 mile later just after Watercombe Farm. Park as close as possible and follow the track for c. 0.5 mile past the water treatment buildings reaching the open moorland of Stalldown Moor. When you are 100 yards clear of the buildings strike N uphill towards Stalldown Stone Row relying on GPS or Map Reading to reach the Southern Terminal 0.5 mile N at SX 63218 62074. Posted by markj99
3rd February 2021ce

The Bridestones (Burial Chamber) — Images

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3rd February 2021ce

Stalldown Stone Row Cairn NW (Cairn(s)) — Links

Historic England 1015806


Stalldown Stone Row Cairn NW is incorporated within the area of the Stone alignment and cairns on Stalldown scheduled by Historic England.
Posted by markj99
2nd February 2021ce

Stalldown Stone Row Cairn NW (Cairn(s)) — Images

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2nd February 2021ce

Stalldown Stone Row Cairn NW (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

There is a cluster of cairns in or near the Northern third of Stalldown Stone Row. Stalldown cairn circle (listed in TMA) is constructed a few yards to the E of the Stalldown Stone Row axis, a hiatus in the row of standing stones. Around 100 yards NNW in open moorland there is a small grass cairn measuring c. 30 feet across with a 4 feet earth bank. An intermittent perimeter of kerb stones c. 1.5 feet high define the edge of the cairn. There is a shallow hollow in the centre of the cairn suggestive of an excavation. It lies c. 30 yards E of Stalldown Stone Row.
A third cairn, Stalldown Stone Row Cairn NE lies c. 100 yards SE from here, on the E side of the stone row.
The concentration of several sites in a small radius suggests that it was the centre of ritual activities at Stalldown. The inclusion of Stalldown cairn circle into the stone row perhaps indicates that it was the focal point.
Historic England 1015806 (go to Links) has a full description of Stalldown Stone Row and its associated cairns.
Posted by markj99
2nd February 2021ce
Edited 3rd February 2021ce

Stalldown cairn circle — Images

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2nd February 2021ce

Stalldown Stone Row Cairn NE (Cairn(s)) — Images

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2nd February 2021ce

Stalldown Stone Row Cairn NE (Cairn(s)) — Links

Historic England 1015806


Stalldown Stone Row Cairn NE is incorporated within the area of the Stone alignment and cairns on Stalldown scheduled by Historic England.
Posted by markj99
2nd February 2021ce

Stalldown Stone Row Cairn NE (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

There is a cluster of cairns in or near the Northern third of Stalldown Stone Row. Stalldown cairn circle (listed in TMA) is constructed a few yards to the E of the Stalldown Stone Row axis, a hiatus in the row of standing stones. Around 100 yards NE in open moorland there is a small grass cairn measuring c. 45 feet across with a 3 feet earth bank. There is a pronounced hollow in the centre of the cairn suggestive of a removed cist. It lies c. 50 yards E of Stalldown Stone Row.
A third cairn, Stalldown Stone Row Cairn NW lies c. 100 yards NW from here, on the W side of the stone row.
The concentration of several sites in a small radius suggests that it was the centre of ritual activities at Stalldown. The inclusion of Stalldown cairn circle into the stone row perhaps indicates that it was the focal point.
Historic England 1015806 (go to Links) has a full description of Stalldown Stone Row and its associated cairns.
Posted by markj99
2nd February 2021ce
Edited 3rd February 2021ce

Stalldown Stone Row Cairn S (Cairn(s)) — Links

Historic England 1012748


Historic England's listing for the Cairn south of Stalldown stone alignment.
Posted by markj99
2nd February 2021ce

Stalldown Stone Row Cairn S (Cairn(s)) — Images

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2nd February 2021ce

Stalldown Stone Row Cairn S (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

The ruined cairn lies c. 250 yards S of the Southern terminus in Stalldown Stone Row. It has been reduced to a circle of rough uneven grassy lumps, measuring c. 10 yards across by 1 yard high. The dark green of the cairn contrasts with the light brown of the moorland.

Historic England 1012748 states that the centre of the cairn has a central hollow probably related to a past disturbance in search of a cist. It also speculates that the cairn may have been the original terminus of the stone row. The Stalldown area has been used for peat cutting in the past so some of the stones may have been removed or buried. In any case, the close proximity of the cairn to Stalldown Stone Row extends the area of the Stalldown Complex.
Posted by markj99
2nd February 2021ce

Stalldown Stone Row (Stone Row / Alignment) — Miscellaneous

In its isolated situation in the Modern World, Stalldown Stone Row would seem to be an ancient monument frozen in time. However, Historic England states that Stalldown Stone Row is in an area where peat has been cut so the stone row may not be as original as it appears. In fact, Historic England speculates that many of the stones may have been restored in slightly different locations. Posted by markj99
2nd February 2021ce

Stalldown Stone Row (Stone Row / Alignment) — Links

Historic England 1015806


Historic England's description of Stalldown Stone Row and its associated cairns.
Posted by markj99
2nd February 2021ce

Stair Haven (Broch) — Links

Canmore ID 62292


Stair Haven Broch on Canmore
Posted by markj99
2nd February 2021ce

St Breock Wind Farm Barrow (Round Barrow(s)) — Links

Street View St Breock Wind Farm Barrow


Street View St Breock Wind Farm Barrow on Google Maps.
Posted by markj99
31st January 2021ce

Collessie Farm (Cairn(s)) — Images

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28th January 2021ce

South Yarrows S (Chambered Tomb) — Images

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28th January 2021ce

South Yarrows S (Chambered Tomb) — Links

Canmore ID 9057


Canmore discusses the possibility that the South Yarrows S long cairn was an extension of an existing round chambered cairn.
Posted by markj99
28th January 2021ce

South Yarrows Broch — Links

Canmore ID 8982


Yarrows has a full description of South Yarrows Broch and its neighbouring buildings.
Posted by markj99
28th January 2021ce

South Yarrows N (Chambered Tomb) — Links

Canmore ID 9068


South Yarrows N has an extensive description of this ruined long cairn.
Posted by markj99
28th January 2021ce

South Yarrows Broch — Images

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28th January 2021ce

South Cairnwell (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Links

Street View of South Cairnweil


Street View of South Cairnweil
Posted by markj99
28th January 2021ce

South Cairnwell (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

South Cairnweil Standing Stone is a triangular granite pillar reaching a rounded top at c. 7 feet. The basal cross-section of 3'3''x2'4''x8'' is maintained until the last foot of the stone. According to Canmore ID 60446 (go to Links) the stone was removed sometime between 1911 and 1970. It was re-erected in its original position by the farmer in 1973.

Directions: Take the A77 Portpatrick out of Stranraer heading S. After 1.33 miles ignore the Portpatrick R turn staying straight on the A716 Drummore. After another c. 6.5 miles go past Sandhead, take the next R for Kirkmadrine Stones. After 0.4 mile turn R onto a minor road for Kirkmadrine Stones. After c. 0.45 miles you will see a small lay-by at NX 08654 48386 with a gate where South Cairnweil Standing Stone Path starts. The stone is about 180 yards S from this point beside the path.
Posted by markj99
28th January 2021ce
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