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TITLE
Chambered cairn nr Benderloch, Argyll & Bute
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_222_P221
PLACENAME
Benderloch
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Ardchattan and Muckairn
DATE OF IMAGE
1879
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31029
KEYWORDS
Loch Etive
Sons of Uisnach
chambered cairns
cairns
pottery
ground plans
zoomable

This large chambered cairn stands in trees on the north edge of Moss of Achnacree, near Benderloch in Argyll and Bute. It was first excavated in 1871. The illustration shows the ground plan and a cross section of the cairn.

The maximum height of this 'Great Cairn' is over 4 metres and the diameter is 24.4 metres. Fragments of pottery bowls and one complete bowl were found at the time of excavation.

The illustration is from 'Loch Etive and The Sons of Uisnach', published by MacMillan & Co, 1879

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Chambered cairn nr Benderloch, Argyll & Bute

ARGYLL: Ardchattan and Muckairn

1870s

Loch Etive; Sons of Uisnach; chambered cairns; cairns; pottery; ground plans; zoomable

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (maps)

This large chambered cairn stands in trees on the north edge of Moss of Achnacree, near Benderloch in Argyll and Bute. It was first excavated in 1871. The illustration shows the ground plan and a cross section of the cairn.<br /> <br /> The maximum height of this 'Great Cairn' is over 4 metres and the diameter is 24.4 metres. Fragments of pottery bowls and one complete bowl were found at the time of excavation.<br /> <br /> The illustration is from 'Loch Etive and The Sons of Uisnach', published by MacMillan & Co, 1879