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Mid-Argyll - 25
Ri Cruin

Site/Artefact
Ri Cruin Cairn

Type
Round Cairn

Site Number
25

National Grid Reference
1825 East
6971 North

Map ( 1:25000)
Ordnance Survey Landranger 55

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Excavation Details
Excavated by Mapleton in 1870, Craw in 1929 and Childe in 1936, the cairn is now largely a reconstruction. Three cists were found, two with grooved side-slabs. A third contained a slab with a vertical groove and short strokes at right angles. The cist's end-slab is decorated with carved axes.

Description
The most southerly cairn of the linear cemetery. Now surrounded by the exotic trees planted in the mid-19th century as part of the planned parkland landscape that appropriated a number of local monuments as secluded "picnic spots". The cairn is largely reconstructed and contains three cists. One cist has collapsed and only the side slabs remain. Another lies just inside the kerb of stones, set into a pit. It is partly covered by a large capstone and has an end slab decorated with axes. It appears that a now removed lime kiln was built into the fabric of the cairn in the 18th century.

Access/Ownership
Maintained by Historic Scotland, foot access via path running along in front of Ri Cruin farmhouse.

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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