Scheduled Monument

Cnoc na Maranaich,chambered cairn,burial cist and standing stoneSM443

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
23/10/1934
Last Date Amended
01/12/1992
Type
Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn; cist; standing stone
Local Authority
Highland
Parish
Latheron
NGR
ND 13222 33110
Coordinates
313222, 933110

Description

This monument consists of a chambered cairn, a burial cist, a

standing stone and an area of stone quarrying which may be

contemporary with the chambered cairn and cist. The chambered cairn

is about 19m in diameter and 2m high and is partly turf covered. The central area has been disturbed and this has revealed a number of

slabs which once formed part of a chamber. 4 modern cairns

surmount the chambered cairn and an old sheep shelter has been constucted on its NE side. 7m to the E is a standing stone formed of

a slab of rectangular cross section, pointed at the top and about

2.6m high. About 75m SSE of the chambered cairn is a burial cist with the capping stone still in position. The capping stone measures about 1.2 by 0.9m and beneath its corner can be seen the uprignt slab of a cist. The interior appears to be untouched. Immediately to the N and

NW of the burial cist are traces of quarrying which could be contemporary with the construction of the 2 burial monuments. Two or more large flat stones have been intentionally wedged with blocks of stone in an attempt to loosen them from a natural rock stratum. These stones appear similar to the capping stone used in the cist.

The area to be scheduled measures 160m NNW-SSE by 65m NNE-SSW, to include the chambered cairn, the cist, the standing stone and the evidence for quarrying, as shown in red on the attached map.

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