Scheduled Monument

Gun Port,burial mound 45m N ofSM5002

Status: Designated

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Summary

Date Added
13/03/1991
Supplementary Information Updated
23/05/2019
Type
Prehistoric ritual and funerary: mound (ritual or funerary rather than defensive or domestic)
Local Authority
Highland
Parish
Alness
NGR
NH 61895 68101
Coordinates
261895, 868101

Description

The monument is a burial mound of the Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age, measuring 25m in diameter and 4m high. The area to be scheduled measures 40m across, to include the mound and an area around it in which traces associated with the construction and use of the mound will survive, as marked in red on the attached map. The fence bounding the scheduled area to the S is specifically excluded from

the scheduling.

Statement of National Importance

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved burial mound which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric burial and ceremonial practice. It is of further importance because pollen and features sealed beneath the mound can increase our understanding of the environment and land use immediately prior to its construction.

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