The tomb is of Portal Dolmen type, with the front of the chamber composed of three large uprights set in an “H” formation - though here it is placed, unusually, at the center of a curving façade of slabs. The enormous capstone, nearly 17 ft. (5.1m) long and probably weighing over 16 tons, is supported on just three stones.
Excavations in 1936-7 and 1958-9 showed that the burial chamber lay within a large oval pit dug into the sloping ground; its sides had originally been constructed of dry-stone walling with a few larger slabs. The forecourt area at the front appeared to have been filled with carefully packed stones, which must have caused difficulty each time there was a fresh burial. Finds were meager, but included Neolithic pottery and some flint tools. From surviving traces, the cairn was estimated to have been about 120 ft (36m) long. No traces of the burials were found at the site.
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