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Farraline,enclosure 780m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Aird and Loch Ness, Highland

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Latitude: 57.2712 / 57°16'16"N

Longitude: -4.3739 / 4°22'26"W

OS Eastings: 256950

OS Northings: 822561

OS Grid: NH569225

Mapcode National: GBR H9KH.R65

Mapcode Global: WH3G7.SHCN

Entry Name: Farraline,enclosure 780m NE of

Scheduled Date: 28 July 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4538

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: enclosed cremation cemetery

Location: Dores

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument consists of a ring of contiguous boulders, the E edge of which has fallen down the side of the steep promontory on which the ring stands. It measures 15m across and the boulders range in height from 0.8 to 1.2m. The area to be scheduled measures 35m NS by 25m EW as shown on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a rare example if a ritual enclosure, probably containing buried cremations and small cists. It is on a promontory which would have been clearly visible from a nearby group of substantial round houses and is of further national importance for its potential contribution to understanding of burial practices in the second millennium BC.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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