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Mid-Argyll - 22
Nether Largie North

Site/Artefact
Nether Largie North

Type
Round cairn

Site Number
22

National Grid Reference
1830 East
6984 North

Map ( 1:25000)
Ordnance Survey Landranger 55

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Excavation Details
photoThe cairn was excavated in 1930, and entirely removed. Its present appearance is thus the result of subsequent reinstatement. It originally measured about 20m in diameter and the cist was set into a pit with the cover slab about 15cm underground and the capstone protected by flat slabs lying on top. A second grave - an oval pit - was found near the cist.

Description
This cairn lies 150m away from Nether Largie Mid cairn and 500m from Kilmartin Glebe cairn. It contains a central cist, the inner face of the north end slab of which is decorated with axeheads and the underside of the capstone of which is also decorated with cupmarks and axeheads. A constituent part of the extended monument of the linear cemetery. This shows a rebuild of the cairn; the original material was removed after excavation in 1930. On the top can be seen the modern hatch through which one can enter a modern chamber which protects the axe-marked cist slab. The circular boundary and pathway are modern.

Access/Ownership
This site is owned and maintained by Historic Scotland, foot access via adjacent road.

References

Mid-Argyll Sites and Artefacts

 1. Kilmory Oib
 2. Druim an Dúin
 3. Duntroon
 4. Dún Ardifur 1
 5. Eilean Rígh 1
 6. Dún Chonaillach
 7. Loch Awe Crannogs
 8. Torran Hoard
 9. Dún na Nighinne
10. Kilmartin Parish Church
11. Temple Wood Stone Circles
12. Ogham stone, Poltalloch
13. Barnakil Cross
14. Kilbride Chapel
15. Kilbride Crosses
16. Dunadd Fort
17. In Nomine disk
18. Brooch Moulds
19. Dunadd cross-marked quern
20. Loch Glashan Crannog
21. Glebe Cairn

22. Nether Largie North
23. Nether Largie Mid
24. Nether Largie South
25. Ri Cruin
26. Nether Largie
27. Ballymeanoch - Stones
28. Ballymeanoch - Henge
29. Ballymeanoch - Cairn
30. Dunchragaig
31. Baluachraig
32. Carnassarie Castle
33. BallymeanocH - Barrow
34. Dun Mac Samhainn
35. Glenmoine, Upper Largie
36. Creag a' Mhadaidh
37. Carnassarie - Round Cairn
38. Carnasserie - Standing Stones
39. Carnasserie - Cist
40. Carnasserie Cottage
41. Upper Largie - Cist
42. Upper Largie - Rock Carvings

43. Nether Largie
44. Poltalloch - Cist
45. Poltalloch - cists
46. Bruach an Druimein
47. Dunchraigaig - Dun
48. Poltalloch - Round Cairn
49. Rownfield - Cist
50. Ballymeanoch - Cist
51. Poltalloch - Cists
52. Ballymeanoch - Dun
53. Dunadd - Standing Stones
54. Dunadd - Standing Stone
55. Baile Mor - Dun
56. Anaskeog - Rock Carvings
57. Bariole
58. Rhudil - Round Cairn 1
59. Rhudil - Round Cairn 2
60. Kilmartin Castle
61. Slockavullin
62. Rowanfield - Standing Stone
63. Poltalloch - Cremation

 

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