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Cameron Home Farm,chambered cairn 720m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Lomond, West Dunbartonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0044 / 56°0'15"N

Longitude: -4.6135 / 4°36'48"W

OS Eastings: 237132

OS Northings: 682135

OS Grid: NS371821

Mapcode National: GBR 0K.TMK5

Mapcode Global: WH3NB.3BBS

Entry Name: Cameron Home Farm,chambered cairn 720m S of

Scheduled Date: 12 April 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6341

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Bonhill

County: West Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Lomond

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

Description

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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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