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Lang Cairn, chambered cairn and cairn, Gallangad Muir

A Scheduled Monument in Lomond, West Dunbartonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0013 / 56°0'4"N

Longitude: -4.4748 / 4°28'29"W

OS Eastings: 245766

OS Northings: 681473

OS Grid: NS457814

Mapcode National: GBR 0Q.TW4M

Mapcode Global: WH3ND.7FC4

Entry Name: Lang Cairn, chambered cairn and cairn, Gallangad Muir

Scheduled Date: 12 September 1963

Last Amended: 15 October 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2329

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Dumbarton

County: West Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Lomond

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

Description

The monument comprises a well-preserved chambered long cairn of the Clyde Group and a round cairn, which are situated in moorland at Gallangad Muir.

The long cairn is trapezoidal on plan and measures about 60m in

length by up to 15m in width and is aligned ESE-WNW. At the E end is

a concave facade of orthostats with dry-walling between. The largest stone (about 2m high) was re-erected in about 1960. The forecourt appears to have been blocked in antiquity. In the centre of the

facade are two portal stones, and behind these (but askew) is a

single compartment, now covered over. There are two lateral chambers within the body of the cairn.

At the W end of the long cairn is a round cairn about 8m in diameter

and 0.9m in height.

The area to be scheduled is oval on plan and measures 130m from E to

W by 60m transversely, to include the cairns and an area around in

which associated remains may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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