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Carn Ban,cairn,Ardtalnaig

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5287 / 56°31'43"N

Longitude: -4.1145 / 4°6'52"W

OS Eastings: 270033

OS Northings: 739412

OS Grid: NN700394

Mapcode National: GBR JC6G.J05

Mapcode Global: WH4M5.R5WB

Entry Name: Carn Ban,cairn,Ardtalnaig

Scheduled Date: 24 October 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6238

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Kenmore

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a burial cairn of prehistoric date surviving as a partially tree-covered stony mound.

The monument lies in a fenced-off corner of an arable field some 120m from the SE shore of Loch Tay at around 120m OD. It comprises a substantial, stony cairn approximately 17m in diameter by about 2.5m high.

The cairn is characteristic of Bronze Age burial monuments and appears to be a well preserved and largely undisturbed example.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is sub-circular, bounded to the N and E by a stone wall, and has a maximum diameter of 40m 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 funerary and ritual practices. In addition, the ground surface preserved below the cairn may be expected to contain material relating to the early prehistoric environment of the area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 73 NW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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