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Lochorodale,long cairn 505m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in South Kintyre, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 55.3751 / 55°22'30"N

Longitude: -5.6911 / 5°41'27"W

OS Eastings: 166242

OS Northings: 615217

OS Grid: NR662152

Mapcode National: IRL XF.H226

Mapcode Global: GBR DGBH.MZJ

Entry Name: Lochorodale,long cairn 505m SW of

Scheduled Date: 9 April 1975

Last Amended: 21 June 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3654

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Campbeltown

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: South Kintyre

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument comprises a chambered long cairn of the Clyde Group which is situated across the slope of a hillside.

The cairn is aligned E-W, with the facade, of which three large upright stones are visible, at its W end. Only two stones of the chamber are visible. The cairn body is up to 23m long and stands up to 1.8m high at the SE corner.

The area to be scheduled measures 70m from SW to NE by 45m

transversely, to include the cairn and an area around in which associated remains are likely to survive, as marked in red on the attached map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it has the potential to provide information about Neolithic burial practice, and is part of a small group of similar and related ritual monuments. The old ground surface, beneath the cairn, has the potential to provide environmental evidence about the nature of the surrounding landscape at the time the cairn was built.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS record the site as NR61NE 4.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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