The monument is a chambered long cairn and two chambered round cairns dating from the Neolithic period, probably built plus in use between 3800 BC and 2500 BC.

The monument is a chambered long cairn and two chambered round cairns dating from the Neolithic period, probably built plus in use between 3800 BC and 2500 BC.

The long cairn endures as a significant trapezoidal cairn of uncovered rock with two internal chambers and brief horns at each and every end determining forecourts. The chambered circular cairns are noticeable as substantial stone mounds, the northern-most has a chamber that is single the southern cairn is tumbled with evidence for the clear presence of a chamber. The cairn that is long north round cairn have been excavated and significantly reconstructed. The monument is situated on degree moorland, around 170m above ocean degree.

The cairn that is long 60.5m in length including the horns, by 17m wide across the façade at the north end, narrowing to about 9m around half way along.

The profile associated with the cairn rises over two burial chambers into the north end, whilst the part that is south fairly level. The north burial chamber is polygonal in plan and formed of vertical slabs, while the southern chamber is divided into three compartments by upright stone slabs.Continue reading