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Greadal Fhinn,chambered cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Latitude: 56.6992 / 56°41'56"N

Longitude: -6.1236 / 6°7'24"W

OS Eastings: 147659

OS Northings: 763979

OS Grid: NM476639

Mapcode National: GBR CC80.FWZ

Mapcode Global: WGZCK.XW57

Entry Name: Greadal Fhinn,chambered cairn

Scheduled Date: 10 April 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6173

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Ardnamurchan

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Traditional County: Argyllshire


Late 18th century with later alterations. Symmetrical 2-storey, 4-bay terraced house (now offices). Harled; long and short cement quoins; stugged cement render lined as ashlar at ground; base course, band course above. Ashlar doorcase at centre with consoled cornice; modern door. Flanked by single tripartite windows. Windows to each bay at 1st floor. Rubble irregular rear elevation with central projecting stair tower.

Timber sash and case 12-pane windows; some casement replacements to rear. Grey slates; pair of velux rooflights to front; brick stacks.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential contribution to an understanding of prehistoric ritual beliefs and burial practices. Considerable remains of the prehistoric cist and passage-grave survive and these illustrate aspects of prehistoric ritual architecture.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



Wood's Map of 1824.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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