Barmore Wood
Inveraray, Argyll
Chambered Cairn Canmore

This chambered long cairn stands on a low rocky knoll in what was a forestry commission plantation, although the trees have been recently cleared.

Although almost all the cairn material has been robbed away, it is thought that the cairn would have originally been about one hundred feet long running northeast-southwest with a chamber at each end.

The two chambers were excavated between 1963 and 1965, before the forest was planted. Three megaliths of the southwest chamber remain, indicating that the chamber was about 14 feet long. The side slabs of the northeast chamber remain, and that would have been about 17 feet by 3 feet in floor area.

Both chambers were divided into an inner and outer portion. The rim of a neolithic pot and some other small finds were discovered in the northeastern chamber, and part of a flint knife was found in the southwestern chamber.

Images ©2002, 2017 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

5km Inverary Castle Megalith Standing Stone
10km Castle Lachlan Castle
16km Keppochan Decorated Boulder Cup Marks
20km Creagantairbh Beag Monolith Standing Stone
20km Glennan Standing Stone
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)