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Mid-Argyll - 37
Carnassarie - Round Cairn

Site/Artefact
Carnassarie

Type
Round cairn

Site Number
37

National Grid Reference
1833 East
6006 North

Map ( 1:25000)
Ordnance Survey Landranger 55

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Round Cairn 

Excavation Details
The cairn was excavated in 1930.

Description
This is one of a group of three cairns. This cairn is about 25m in diameter and now measures only 1.3m in height. The largest of the group, also known as Carn Ban, is 20m in diameter and over 3m high and commands wide views. Some original kerbstones remain round its perimeter, and a modern cairn has been built on its top. The third cairn is what may be a poorly preserved burial-cairn, 21m by 19m, with a possible chambered cairn in the centre. From this large commanding cairn it is possible to see all the way down the Kilmartin Valley. This view is taken looking N with the abandoned village of Old Carnassarie in the foreground. The easiest access route is to follow the track leading beneath Carnassarie Castle from the signposted car park.

Access/Ownership
Beyond the Castle it is private ground and permission should be sought.

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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