Cameron Home Farm,chambered cairn 720m S ofSM6341
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- Date Added
- Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn
- Local Authority
- West Dunbartonshire
- NS 37132 82135
- 237132, 682135
The monument comprises a Neolithic chambered cairn, of the Clyde-Solway group, which lies on the perimeter of Cameron Wood.
The cairn measures 68m in length by about 18m in width at the SE end, tapering to 6m, and ranges in height from 0.2-1.5m, In about 1800 the cairn was partly investigated, leading to the discovery of stone arrowheads and bone in some of the 20-25 'graves' which were subsequently reported. A cutting about 4m wide and 3m deep, presumably this earlier excavation trench, has been made the entire length of the cairn and three, possibly four, burial chambers remain exposed.
The area to be scheduled is sub-triangular on plan and measures up to 110m from WNW to ESE by up to 45m transversely, to include the cairn and an area around in which traces of activities associated with its construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the attached map extract.
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