Craigarogan Wedge Tomb



Map Reference: J270842 (3270, 3842)



This monument is greatly over grown and thorough clearance and survey would be necessary describe the layout of the tomb accurately. It is orientated ENE-WSW and consists of a gallery formed by two rows of low stones supporting large lintels. It is lowest at the ENE end and gradually rising to WSW. At this end there is a small chamber measuring 1m by 1.1m. This is covered by a large capstone 0.9m thick. Three stones stand across the entrance, looking like portals. There may be up to eight lintels covering the gallery. The OS Memoirs indicate that the tomb was enclosed by two circles of small stones. These stones may have been the outer retaining kerb of the cairn and are now missing.







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