Region : Fife Home
District : Kirkcaldy Map
Town or village : Markinch List
Grid Reference : NO 285 030 Glossary
Period :   2nd millennium BC  Bibliography

Balbirnie image

The site was built in three distinctive burial phases. In the first one an ellipse of ten stones was erected, with a small rectangular stone enclosure at the centre. Then four stone cists were constructed. The south-east one had a side slab (now replaced by a cast) decorated with cup-and-ring markings. In the last phase the circle was covered by a cairn and several cremations were inserted into the mound.
After excavation in 1970-71, the site was reconstructed about 110m south-east of its original position.
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