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 faГ§ade 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. The cairn includes a long history of research. Excavations undertaken in 1866, 1971-73 and 1976-80 revealed two round cairns containing the burial chambers in the torso regarding the cairn that is long keeping walls, proof of pre-cairn task and discovers in the shape of Early Neolithic pottery, worked stone tools and fragments of individual bone tissue. Continue reading