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Mid-Argyll - 24
Nether Largie South

Site/Artefact
Nether Largie South

Type
Chambered cairn

Site Number
24

National Grid Reference
1828 East
6979 North

Map ( 1:25000)
Ordnance Survey Landranger 55

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Excavation Details
The site was excavated by Greenwell in 1864.

Two secondary cists were found, one is still visible 8m from the chamber, and consists of four massive slabs and capstone.

photoDescription
This is the only chambered cairn of the five in Kilmartin's linear cemetery. Excavations in 1864 revealed evidence for use over perhaps a thousand years. A round-based bowl dates to about 2,500 BC while a Beaker, arrowheads and cists show people used the site differently hundreds of years later.

Looking south west this shows both the cairn and the later satellite cist (top left). Though appearing round in this picture the cairn may one have been trapezoidal in shape and much bigger. The circular boundary is modern.

Access/Ownership
Cared for by Historic Scotland, free 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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