Scheduled Monument

Drumore,farmstead,field system,chambered cairn & cupmarks 600m W ofSM4945

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
18/02/1991
Type
Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn; cupmarks or cup-and-ring marks and similar rock art, Secular: farmstead; field system
Local Authority
Highland
Parish
Kiltearn
NGR
NH 57761 66166
Coordinates
257761, 866166

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a farmstead and field system of the period before the agricultural improvements. There are the remains of a subdivided rectangular house and several associated enclosures and rectangular fields. To the E of the long house are the remains of a Neolithic chambered cairn; to the N and W of the cairn are 14 rock outcrops bearing cup marks. The area to be scheduled measures 330m E-W by 175m N-S, to include the farmstead and field system, the chambered cairn and the cup marked rocks, and an area around them in which traces of activities associated with their use will survive, as marked in red on he attached map.

Statement of National Importance

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved farmstead and field system which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of pre-improvement settlement and agriculture. The site is of particular interest because of the survival of much earlier remains; the cairn and the cupmarks have the potential to increase our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ceremonial practices.

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