Scheduled Monument

Coul Point, crannog 750m S of (formerly Carn Dubh)SM3105

Status: Designated

Documents

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The legal document available for download below constitutes the formal designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The additional details provided on this page are provided for information purposes only and do not form part of the designation. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within this additional information.

Summary

Date Added
29/12/1971
Last Date Amended
07/12/1998
Supplementary Information Updated
07/11/2019
Type
Prehistoric domestic and defensive: crannog
Local Authority
Highland
Parish
Killearnan
NGR
NH 61918 47440
Coordinates
261918, 847440

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a prehistoric crannog surviving as a mound of stones and estuarine sand on intertidal mudflat in the Beauly Firth. The crannog is submerged at high tide.

The monument is a low mound of stone, about 75m E-W by 45m-50m N-S. Its oval plan consists of a central mass, an E crescent and a W margin of boulders. Some areas of the site consist of estuarine sand and silt but other areas are formed of boulders, cobbles and pebbles. Among the boulders and pebbles the remains of substantial horizontal and vertical timbers are visible and organic remains are evident on site.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the crannog and an area around it in which traces of associated materials may be expected to survive. It is circular in shape and 100m in diameter and is marked in red on the accompanying map extract. The monument was originally scheduled in the wrong location and this rescheduling is intended to correct the error.

Statement of National Importance

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric life. The site is waterlogged and will preserve important organic remains relating to the lives and diets of its prehistoric inhabitants.

References

Bibliography

RCAHMS record the site as NH64NW 4.

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