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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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Boatbridge Quarry, Thankerton, Lanarkshire

Cists (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 981 376 Also Known as: Tinto Quarry Archaeology & History The sites that were once here have long since been destroyed as a result of quarrying operations.  But thankfully this place was given … Continue reading

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Mount Zion, Illingworth, Halifax, West Yorkshire

Cist (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 068 297 Archaeology & History As with a number of prehistoric burials in the Halifax district, there is no longer any trace of the original site here.  It was a place that I … Continue reading

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Bàrr a’ Chuirn, Kilmartin, Argyll

Cairn:  OS Grid References – NR 8122 9782 Also Known as: Canmore ID 39465 Lady’s Seat Cairn Getting Here Many ways to get here, but you’ve gotta amble off-path through the woods to eventually find it — but it’s not difficult. From … Continue reading

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Dunblane Cathedral, Stirlingshire

Cists: OS Grid Reference – NN 781 014 Archaeology & History Although this great and legendary cathedral is today a christian centre, it seems that the site had been deemed as sacred by a much earlier, indigenous culture — though on … Continue reading

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Higher Town Bay, St. Martin’s, Scilly Isles

Cist:  OS Grid Reference – SV 934 153 Also Known as: Monument no.303793 Archaeology & History The remains of this old tomb were first noted by Mr Alexander Gibson, whose photograph of the site is here reproduced.  Thought by Paul … Continue reading

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