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Mid-Argyll - 23
Nether Largie Mid

Site/Artefact
Nether Largie Mid

Type
Round cairn

Site Number
23

National Grid Reference
x1830 East
6983 North

Map ( 1:25000)
Ordnance Survey Landranger 55

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b&W photoExcavation Details
Excavations here in 1929 revealed two empty cists. One cist's end-slabs had a cup-mark and axe carving. The side slabs of the other cist were grooved to receive the end slabs. A further slab bore 5 cup-marks. A platform of stones, some kerb stones and the axe-marked cist are still visible. No burial remains or grave goods were found.

Description
This cairn lies 150m away from Nether Largie North cairn. It measures about 30m in diameter and has several kerbstones. It contains two cists, one of which is visible near the edge of the cairn. This has a massive triangular capstone, and a cupmark and axehead decorate one of the interior slabs. Another slab with cupmarks lies nearby.

A constituent part of the extended monument of the linear cemetery. This picture shows the denuded state of this cairn, which until the 1920s was 3m high. The circular outer boundary is a modern fence while the inner circle is the remains of a stone kerb.

Access/Ownership
The site is owned by Historic Scotland and is open to the public.

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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