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Borgie, Tongue, Sutherland

Chambered Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – NC 6737 5940 Also Known as: Canmore ID 5743 Getting Here Very difficult to find under the herbage, but – along the A836 road between Tongue and Bettyhill, turn down at Borgie Bridge towards Skerray.  A few … Continue reading

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Limekiln Field, Pytchley, Northamptonshire

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SP 8601 7510 Archaeology & History According to a Mr Abner Brown (1846), this was one of two prehistoric cemeteries that once existed in Pytchley village, but very little seems to have been written about it. … Continue reading

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Kirkshaws, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 7249 6279 Also Known as: Canmore ID 45792 Archaeology & History On the flat meadowlands below the slopes of Old Monkland, half-a-mile southeast of the legendary Pilgrim’s Stone, an old mound once lived.  It may have … Continue reading

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St. Medan’s Knowe, Kirkton of Airlie, Angus

Cairn:  OS Reference Number – NO 32021 52100 Also Known As: Battle Cairn Canmore 32360 Cantsmill St. Madden’s Knowe Getting Here At Kirkton of Airlie, park next to the church and walk north eastwards along the track, past the houses … Continue reading

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Baile Mhargaite Cist (01), Bettyhill, Sutherland

Cist:  OS Grid Reference – NC 69908 61102 Getting Here Get yourself to the Baile Mhargaite Enclosure 1 and walk less than 150 yards southeast.  Keep your eyes keenly peeled on the ground as you can easily miss this one! … Continue reading

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Aithernie, Scoonie, Fife

Tumulus (destroyed):  Grid Reference – NO 3769 0339 Also Known as: Canmore ID 31344 Archaeology & History A mile or so WNW of the fantastic standing stones of Lundin, and just a coupla hundred yards above where the lesser standing … Continue reading

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Drizzlecombe 13, Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor, Devon

Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – SX 592 675 Archaeology & History A very well-preserved prehistoric cist and cairn (grave), sat amidst a valuable prehistoric landscape full of megaliths and other important prehistoric remains.  Megalith enthusiast and antiquarian, Nik Megalithic, told … Continue reading

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Lentran, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire

Cist (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 798 973 Also Known as: Annfield Canmore ID 47129 Archaeology & History On the level ground a half-mile south of the large Fairy Knowe prehistoric tomb, Bridge of Allan had a site of … Continue reading

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Balbirnie Carving (01), Markinch, Fife

Cup-and-Ring Stone: OS Grid Reference – NO 28587 02966 Also Known as: Balfarg Fif 1 (Morris 1981) Getting Here Follow the same directions to find the Balfarg Stone Circle (from the A92 going north from Glenrothes, turn E onto the … Continue reading

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Balbirnie Carving (02), Markinch, Fife

Cup-and-Ring Stone: OS Grid Reference – NO 2850 0304 Also Known as: Balfarg Fif 1b (Morris 1981) Getting Here This carved stone is now held in one of the museums. To get a better idea of its original locale, take … Continue reading

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