Scheduled Monument

Cnoc Bad na Cleithe,cairn 400m W of S end of Loch AweSM1807

Status: Designated

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Summary

Date Added
01/01/1935
Last Date Amended
04/03/1993
Supplementary Information Updated
27/11/2017
Type
Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)
Local Authority
Highland
Parish
Assynt
NGR
NC 24053 14647
Coordinates
224053, 914647

Description

A massive cairn on a N-facing slope. The cairn is 19.5m N-S by 20.5m E-W and is 2.5m high. There are a number of large slabs lying about, but no sign of either chamber or cist. The area to be scheduled measures 50m in diameter to include the cairn and an area around it in which traces of activities associated with its construction and use will survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Statement of National Importance

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric burial and ceremonial practices. This is a particularly massive and impressive cairn.

References

Bibliography

This monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NC 21 SW 1.

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