Scheduled Monument

Sithean Buidhe, chambered cairn 1000m WSW of Brawlbin MainsSM481

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
04/12/1933
Last Date Amended
29/02/2000
Type
Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn
Local Authority
Highland
Parish
Reay
NGR
ND 06072 57565
Coordinates
306072, 957565

Description

The monument comprises an elongated prehistoric chambered burial cairn of composite construction. It is already scheduled, but with an inadequate area to protect all of the archaeology. This re-scheduling extends the protected area accordingly.

The monument is a sub-circular cairn, measuring about 17m across, and standing to a height of 2m. Its centre has partly collapsed, revealing 2 large lintel stones. There are traces of a possible stone structure immediately around the cairn, especially on the E side. Extending about 80m to the NNW of the chambered cairn is a low irregular mound which is much less substantial. The clearest portion is a 25m stretch about 50m from the chambered cairn. Although sometimes regarded as two separate cairns, it is more likely the two cairns were at one time part of a single, multi-phase construction.

The area now to be scheduled is an elongated shape, with parallel sides and rounded ends. It measures a maximum of 130m NNW-SSE by 40m, to include the chambered cairn and its long, low, NNW extension, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

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About Scheduled Monuments

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Scheduling is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for monuments and archaeological sites of national importance as set out in the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

We schedule sites and monuments that are found to be of national importance using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Scheduled monument records provide an indication of the national importance of the scheduled monument which has been identified by the description and map. The description and map (see ‘legal documents’ above) showing the scheduled area is the designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The statement of national importance and additional information provided are supplementary and provided for general information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within the statement of national importance or additional information. These records are not definitive historical or archaeological accounts or a complete description of the monument(s).

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