Carn na Feinne,chambered cairnSM4812
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- Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn
- Local Authority
- NH 61542 74802
- 261542, 874802
The remains of a burial chamber consisting of six large slabs enclosing an area of 5.5m by 1.9m. The area to be scheduled measures 45m E-W by 40m in diameter and includes the structure described above and an area around it in which traces of activities associated with its use will survive, as detailed in red on the attached map.
Statement of National Importance
The site is of national importance because it can give us a greater understanding of prehistoric burial and ceremonial practice. It is of further importance because pollen and features which are sealed beneath the cairn can enhance our understanding of the environment and land-use immediately prior to its construction.
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