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Loch Lomond, crannog, The Kitchen

A Scheduled Monument in Forth and Endrick, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.0778 / 56°4'40"N

Longitude: -4.5492 / 4°32'57"W

OS Eastings: 241443

OS Northings: 690153

OS Grid: NS414901

Mapcode National: GBR 0M.P3Z1

Mapcode Global: WH3MZ.2HZJ

Entry Name: Loch Lomond, crannog, The Kitchen

Scheduled Date: 9 January 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6999

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: crannog

Location: Buchanan

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Forth and Endrick

Traditional County: Stirlingshire


The monument comprises the remains of a crannog, or lake dwelling, of prehistoric date.

The monument lies in Loch Lomond some 50m NE of the N tip of Clairinsch. It comprises a large mound of boulders, some 18m E-W by at least 7m in recorded extent. The mound is on occasion totally submerged, but normally shows just above water level. Such mounds are characteristic of the upper layers of artificial prehistoric, and occasionally medieval, islet dwellings known as crannogs.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible and submerged remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 60m as marked in red on the accompanying map extract, and includes a portion of the bed of the loch.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. It may be expected to contain waterlogged organic material, such as wood and also leather and other animal remains, that would not normally survive on dry sites.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 49 SW 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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