Carnassarie Cairn

Kilmartin, Argyll
Cairn
Also known as Carnasserie Cairn; Cairn on the Green Sheiling

A mile or so north of Kilmartin, this cairn is close to - but not quite on - the line of the cairns in the Kilmartin valley itself. A short distance away to the north stand a pair of megaliths.

The cairn is approximately ninty feet in diameter and is up to four feet high. It was twice this height before it was excavated in the 1930s. During the excavation, a cist was found in the cairn containing a food vessal, ochre and charcoal.

An arc of twenty boulders was found within the cairn, and the base of the cairn was paved with boulders.


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Nearby Sites:

Carnassarie Standing Stones

Standing Stones.

Less than 1km away.

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Kilmartin Church And Graveyard

Mediaeval Grave Slabs; Early Christian Crosses; Carved Slabs; Church.

1km away.

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Ormaig Rock Carvings

Cup and Ring Marks.

2km away.

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Glennan

Standing Stone.

2km away.

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Creagantairbh Beag Monolith

Standing Stone.

2km away.

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Temple Wood

Stone Circle.

2km away.

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Nether Largie Stone Setting

Stone Setting.

3km away.

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Salachary Stone Row

Standing Stones.

3km away.

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Dunchraigaig Cairn

Chambered Cairn.

3km away.

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Ballymeanoch Cairn

Kerb Cairn.

4km away.

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Ballymeanoch Stone Rows

Stone Rows.

4km away.

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Kintraw

Standing Stone; Cairn.

4km away.

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Ballymeanoch Holed Stone

Standing Stone (broken, fallen and moved).

4km away.

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Ballymeanoch Henge

Henge; Cist.

4km away.

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Torbhlaran

Standing Stone.

6km away.

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Dunadd

Fort; Rock Carving.

7km away.

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Kilmichael Glassary Decorated Rock Sheet

Cup and Ring Marks.

7km away.

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Achnabreck Carved Rocksheet

Cup And Ring.

10km away.

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