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Upper Port, standing stones west of

A Scheduled Monument in Badenoch and Strathspey, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.3423 / 57°20'32"N

Longitude: -3.5722 / 3°34'20"W

OS Eastings: 305468

OS Northings: 829064

OS Grid: NJ054290

Mapcode National: GBR K9K9.SFL

Mapcode Global: WH5JJ.3Q66

Entry Name: Upper Port, standing stones W of

Scheduled Date: 31 August 1927

Last Amended: 7 January 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4266

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Badenoch and Strathspey

Traditional County: Morayshire

Description

The monument comprises four standing stones of prehistoric date. It is being re-scheduled to ensure adequate protection is given to the archaeological remains.

The monument lies in pasture at around 205m OD. There are four standing stones, two of them set in a pair, the others about 100m and 140m to the NW. The stones measure between 1m and 2m in height and have been roughly shaped from whinstone.

The area now to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is divided into three; the scheduled area surrounding and including the individual standing stones is in each case circular with a diameter of 20m and that around the paired stones is rectilinear measuring 22m by 20m.

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 practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NJ 02 NE 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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