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Glasvaar,cairn 90m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Argyll, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.1578 / 56°9'28"N

Longitude: -5.4089 / 5°24'32"W

OS Eastings: 188399

OS Northings: 701361

OS Grid: NM883013

Mapcode National: GBR FD0F.R6D

Mapcode Global: WH0HR.WHH5

Entry Name: Glasvaar,cairn 90m SW of

Scheduled Date: 16 November 1933

Last Amended: 20 November 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM203

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Glassary

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Mid Argyll

Traditional County: Argyllshire


This cairn is situated in gently sloping pasture about 90m SSW of Glasvaar farmsteading. The cairn is subcircular on plan, measuring 22m in diameter over a kerb of large boulders and stands to a maximum height of 1.2m. The area to be scheduled measures 52m in diameter to include the cairn and an area around in which traces of activites associated with its construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to provide information about late Neolithic or Bronze Age burial practice and other contemporary activity, for example from the old ground surface which it is likely to seal. A cupmarked stone, now located about 90m to the N may have derived from this cairn. This monument forms part of an internationally important concentration of contemporary and related monuments in the neighbourhood of the Kilmartin Valley.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded by RCAHMS as NM80SE4.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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