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Balmalloch Cairn
Ballmalloch Cairn
Balmalloch Cairn
J. McIlraith Esqr. Auchenflower
William Dill
Hugh Hamilton Esqr. Penmore
William McCulloch
067 A Cairn about 18 yards in diameter and about 9 feet high quite Conical in Shape and form from the base to the top. Situated on a small circular hill in a hollow from which there is Scarcely a view of two miles distance.
About halfway up on the North Side is a doorway formed of large Coarse irregular whinstone Rocks the entrance to the interior is just the Same as going down a well or Cellar with the roof before you as you descend, this cavity is at present filled up to the bottom of the door with the Same kind of Small Stone as compose the exterior, and apparently has never been Opened by any person.
its secluded Situation is I Suppose the chief cause of this. Situated in a lonely wild dreary Moor known to only a few ( a very few indeed) but those directly conected with the farm on which it is. From the appearance of the ground around this Cairn I am convinced that it is not a Druidical cairn as they differ from all the other Cairns and Barrows by their being usually fenced round the base with a circle of Stones, by their being approached along an Avenue of upright Stones and by their having each on its Summit a large flat Stone on which the Druid fires were lighted none of these marks are tracable around this.
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