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|Description ||Shot of the western arc of the kerb of the southern barrow. The northern barrow can be seen in the background.|
| if that is the trig point on trendrine hill to the top left of the picture, then the site location for the northern barrow is at SW 4787 3875, 50.194959 -5.534025 not as described. the barrow is 20m diameter and 2.5m high on its east side. A low mound in its centre is surmounted by the OS trig point. It is built on an outcrop, and merges with an adjacent mound on its south east side. It consists of a slightly flattened mound of kerning. There are excavation hollows in the surface of the cairn |
the southern barrow, above, is at SW 4788 3874 or 50.195033 -5.533946. Surveyed by the OS in 1961, it revealed that the mound is constructed upon a natural outcrop. It has a maximum height of 2.0m and 14m diameter. A series of retaining stones up to 1.3m high protrude from the top around the north and west quadrants. Within this circle are several other large slabs, one upright but the others reclining or prostrate. Johnson suggests that the inner stones represent a collapsed cist rather than an inner circle. Some stones from the mound have probably been removed to build an adjacent field wall. info: heritage gateway.
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