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Strontoiller 1

Kerbed Cairn

<b>Strontoiller 1</b>Posted by nickbrandImage © nickbrand
Nearest Town:Oban (5km W)
OS Ref (GB):   NM908290 / Sheet: 49
Latitude:56° 24' 24.34" N
Longitude:   5° 23' 27.9" W

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We stopped here on the way home from Mull. Although rather dominated by Clach na Carraig, the huge standing stone just adjacent to it, the kerb cairn is in pretty reasonable shape, with 12 of the original 15 stones surviving. nickbrand Posted by nickbrand
22nd April 2003ce


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This cairn is usually associated with Clach na Carraig, and was excavated by the RCAHMS in 1967. It's 4.5 metres in diameter, roughly circular, and was originally kerbed by 15 large boulders of which 12 survive. These stones were up to 1.3 metres in height on the south side, decreasing in size on the north side.

Apparently the excavation uncovered white quartz chips placed round the bases of the kerb stones. Inside the cairn at the original ground level, a layer of burning and a hollow were found, and the base layer of the cairn material contained a very small quantity of cremated bone.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
2nd April 2003ce
Edited 26th May 2004ce