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Mid-Argyll - 41
Upper Largie

Site/Artefact
Upper Largie

Type
Cist

Site Number
41

National Grid Reference
1831 East
6005 North

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Ordnance Survey Landranger 55

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Excavation Details
A magnetometer survey and trial excavation was carried out on the site in 1982-3 by the Central Excavation Unit, Historic Buildings and Monuments: Scottish Development Department. This was necessary due to the threat to the site by gravel extraction. Further work was undertaken in 1983.

Cist 1

Measured 1.25m by 0.7m and 0.7m deep and consisted of four large slabs and a massive capstone.

Cist 2

Measured 0.9m by 0.5m and 0.5m deep and consisted of four large slabs with a large cover slab and basal slab. The gaps between the basal slab and the side and end-slabs had been filled with cobbling. There were no burial deposits.

Cist 3

Measured 0.35m by 0.27m and 0.24m deep and had been set in a pit filled with boulders, there was no capstone.

Finds

- charcoal and burnt bone, the remains of an urn containing a cremation and a plano-convex knife was found nearby.

The other features included a shallow pit which contained charcoal and fragments of cremated bone, pottery sherds and burnt stones.

Description
The site consisted of four cists and four other features (two of which may have been cists) which were situated on the summit of a gravel terrace near Kilmartin. Out of these one cist was repositioned after excavation but was later partly covered by a layby and is now largely overgrown, and the other cists are no longer apparent.

Access/Ownership
This site is on private land and permission should be sought.

References

Other Mid-Argyll Sites and Artefacts

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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