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FAING MHOR, GREAT BERNERA - CAIRN (Undated)

FAING MHOR, GREAT BERNERA - CAIRN (Undated)

Summary:

CAIRN (Undated)
Probable cairn

Location:

NB 15999 34231

Full description:

NB13SE 20 160 342.

There is a very obvious green mound with many earthfast stones protruding from the grass and bracken cover. There is a suggestion of about 6 small kerb stones and 1 larger sloping stone. The stone and earth mound is about 8.2m long in a N/S direction, 6.7m wide and about 1.5m high above the present ground. It has a small flat top. In a small sheep scrape in its S side there is much earth as well as some stones to be seen.
It is located on a N/S rock ridge, about 15m N of the S end of it, about 23m above sea level. It is surrounded by thin turf with grass and bracken, beyond which there are large old heather-covered feannags in an enclosure to SE, and there is a deep gully to the W. It overlooks a large expanse of Loch Roag to S, E and W.
M R Curtis and G R Curtis 1992.

References:

1992. 'Faing Mhor, Hacklete, Great Bernera (Uig parish): probable burial cairn', Discovery and Excavation, Scotland. 86

Acknowledgement:

Information provided by Western Isles Council Sites & Monuments Record, January 2006.

 

Title: FAING MHOR, GREAT BERNERA - CAIRN (Undated)
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Cairn
SMR Record ID: MWE77894
Grid Ref Northing: 934231
Grid Ref Easting: 115999
Record Maintained By: CEBL
Subject Id: 31368