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TUMULUS (Site of) [Mount] Site of Tumulus
Site of Tumulus
John Brown
John Gibson
011 [Situation] About 12 chains South of Mount

This is the Site of a Small mound or tumulus which was removed Several years ago by the present Farmer J. Brown, when there was discovered a Clay Urn Containing Calcined Human bones. The Urn was at the time broken and the bones fell into dust when exposed to the Air

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Parish of Kirkurd -- Sheet 11 No. 4 -- Trace 5

"More than 30 years ago there was found in the mount-hill a clay urn full of bones
which was Surrounded with four broad stones and covered with a stone on the top
There was lately found at the bottom of the Same hill a Stone coffin about 4½ feet
long 2½ feet wide and 2¼ feet deep. Its bottom was gravel, the sides built of Several stones
and the cover one entire stone. The body was not lying at full lenght as by the size of
the bones it appeared to have been about 6 feet long. The bones appeared entire when first
discovered but upon being exposed to the air they crumbled to dust" etc -- Old Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] vol [volume] 10 page 186

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