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Cromlix Lodge, long cairn 1000m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2367 / 56°14'12"N

Longitude: -3.9993 / 3°59'57"W

OS Eastings: 276173

OS Northings: 706702

OS Grid: NN761067

Mapcode National: GBR 19.C1HM

Mapcode Global: WH4NL.JHSR

Entry Name: Cromlix Lodge, long cairn 1000m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 23 December 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6556

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: long cairn

Location: Dunblane and Lecropt

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Dunblane and Bridge of Allan

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a long cairn of Neolithic date surviving as a grassed-over stony mound.

The monument lies in rough pasture, on the spine of a ridge at around 170m OD. It comprises the remains of a long cairn measuring some 55m in length WNW-ESE and tapering from approximately 14.8m in breadth at the ESE end to about 8.5m at the WNW. It stands about 1m high. Within the body of the cairn are the foundations of numerous later structures, some sub-circular in form, which may themselves be of considerable antiquity. A prone slab at the ESE end may represent part of a collapsed former burial chamber.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cairn and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is rectangular with maximum dimensions of 115m WNW-ESE by 45m 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 ritual and funerary practices. It may be expected to contain funerary deposits and evidence relating to its mode of construction and use.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NN 70 NE 10.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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