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Loch Lomond, crannog 200m WSW of Mill of Ross

A Scheduled Monument in Forth and Endrick, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.1352 / 56°8'6"N

Longitude: -4.6292 / 4°37'45"W

OS Eastings: 236709

OS Northings: 696723

OS Grid: NS367967

Mapcode National: GBR 0J.KJ0C

Mapcode Global: WH2LL.V2S0

Entry Name: Loch Lomond, crannog 200m WSW of Mill of Ross

Scheduled Date: 28 February 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6597

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 submerged in shallow water near the E side of Loch Lomond. It comprises a mass of stones and waterlogged timbers; the characteristic upper layers of later prehistoric, and sometimes medieval, islet dwellings known as crannogs. The full extent of the crannog below the water's surface is unknown, but low water levels have, in the past, revealed a minimum diameter of some 6m, and such structures were rarely less than some 20-25m in basal diameter. The structure may also have had an associated causeway leading to the shore, but the position of this is not known.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the normally submerged remains and an area of the loch bed 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.

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. It may be expected to contain well-preserved waterlogged organic material, such as timber, and also leather and other animal remains, which do not normally survive on dry sites.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 39 NE 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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