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Mid-Argyll - 30
Dunchragaig

Site/Artefact
Dunchragaig

Type
Round cairn

Site Number
30

National Grid Reference
1833 East
6968 North

Map ( 1:25000)
Ordnance Survey Landranger 55

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round cairn

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Excavation Details
The site was excavated by Mapleton, and then in 1864, by Greenwell. This excavation revealed 3 cists. This one was dug into the old ground surface with sides formed of drystone walling. The burnt and unburnt bones of 8-10 people were found, roughly separated by stone fragments.

Description
The cairn is constructed of water-worn boulders and measures about 30m in diameter. It contains three cists, two of which are visible (as a result of stone robbing). The first is constructed of five slabs and the second is hollowed into the ground and has roughly built drystone walls. Both have covering slabs.The largest is clearly visible on the SE side of the cairn, missing one of its sides its large capstone is still in position.

Finds include two finely decorated Food Vessels and a stone axe.

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".

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

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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