The cairns at Glencap

Map showing O S map of Glencap Upper
From O S maps map c1909 - website -

There are Two small cairns in Glencap Commons Upper, on the northern edge of the Great Sugar Loaf and they probably date from the early bronze age. The larger cairn measures 11.5 metres in diameter and is 1.2 metres high. Liam Price first records them in 1933 and describes them as two piles of stones below the Great Sugar Loaf. At first, he thought the northern cairn (the larger cairn) was a natural feature, as it was very badly destroyed. The smaller cairn was recorded by Price as being 44 paces in circumference, 44 paces long and 9 ft high.


Price, Liam The Price Notebooks, Volume 1 and Volume 2, (editors Christiaan Corlett and Mairead Weaver), An Roinn Comhshaoil agus Rialtais ítiúil / Department of the Environment and Local Government, 2002

Corlett, Christiaan Antiquities of old Rathdown, Wordwell, Bray 1999

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