Sites and Monument Record: Avonglen II Cists (SMR 121)

Further cists (see SMR120) were found at Avonglen when gravel extraction was renewed in 1973. Discoveries continued up until 1980 when work finished. Most of these cists were recorded as they eroded out of the working quarry face and so details are scarce.
1973: Three long cists found, two examined and found to be slab built with one of them paved. Both contained extended inhumations.
1974: Two more long cists were exposed. The larger was 1.80m by 0.56m in size and contained an extended inhumation. The smaller was 0.97m by 0.36m, and contained a child.
1976: The quarry face collapsed taking with it an unrecorded long cist.
1980: Part of a long cist recorded before it too was destroyed. It was slab built and paved, measuring 1.32m by 0.44m. In it was an extended inhumation of which the skull was removed to the National Museum.
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