Mill of Knockglass, chambered cairn 320m SSE of, Bridge of WestfieldSM471
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- Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn
- Local Authority
- ND 05725 63572
- 305725, 963572
The monument comprises a round cairn, probably a chambered tomb of Neolithic date. It was scheduled in 1938, but the area designated at that time is inadequate to include all of the area of archaeological importance. Hence this extension.
The cairn lies in an area that has been left uncultivated, and it has had some field-cleared stone dumped on and around it over the years, making its original outline difficult to trace with certainty. It appears to be almost circular, about 11m in diameter, although the spread of fieldstone around it extends to about 20m by 18m. The cairn stands about 1.5m high. The tops of 3 large slabs protruding from the interior may represent the remains of a polygonal chamber, which was probably entered from the E.
The area now to be scheduled is a circle 30m in diameter, to include the cairn and an area around it in which evidence relating to its construction and use is likely to survive, particularly beneath the more recent accumulation of fieldstone. This area is marked in red on the accompanying map extract.
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