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Dun Trossary

Chambered Cairn

<b>Dun Trossary</b>Posted by greywetherImage © greywether
Nearest Town:Uig (79km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   NF760166 / Sheet: 31
Latitude:57° 7' 32.76" N
Longitude:   7° 21' 19.16" W

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Dun Trossary

Visited 28.5.12

Just up the road from Pollachar Standing Stone on the B888.

We parked next to the church and the Chambered Cairn could be seen on the higher ground a couple of fields away. I headed directly for the Cairn and had to climb over 2 barbed wire fences – scaring some sheep in the process. It would be a boggy old walk in wet weather.

The Cairn is very ruined and consists of a large mound of grass covered stones. It is hard to make much sense of the site.
The main leaning stone would be approximately 2 metres high if it was straight. It is about 0.5 metres wide.

This is a fairly easy site to access as long as you are able to negotiate barbed wire fences but in all honesty there isn’t a great deal to see.

On the plus side there are good views to be had.
Posted by CARL
25th June 2012ce

This is a long cairn, its most prominent feature being a 3m stone leaning at a great angle. Other stones are visible in the turf suggesting the line of a chamber.

Interpretation is difficult especially as all but the S end of the cairn has been covered in sheep fanks. The tall stone may be part of a facade linked to the chamber.

In its favour, access is easy. Park at the church then through a gate. But there are a lot more interesting sites than this one to spend time at.

Visited 29 July 2004
greywether Posted by greywether
2nd October 2004ce