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Callachy Hill,cairn 450m north east of Flowerburn House

A Scheduled Monument in Black Isle, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6169 / 57°37'0"N

Longitude: -4.1134 / 4°6'48"W

OS Eastings: 273854

OS Northings: 860510

OS Grid: NH738605

Mapcode National: GBR J86L.JHP

Mapcode Global: WH4FR.STF6

Entry Name: Callachy Hill,cairn 450m NE of Flowerburn House

Scheduled Date: 30 September 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4561

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Rosemarkie

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Black Isle

Traditional County: Ross-shire

Description

The monument is a round cairn measuring 14m in diameter and 1.8m high. Five excavation trenches have been cut into the cairn but the bulk of it is undisturbed. The area to be scheduled measures 35m in diameter and includes the structures described above and an area in which will survive traces of activities associated with the

construction and use of the cairn, all as depicted on the attached map in red.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance despite previous partial excavation because it can provide us with a greater understanding of Bronze Age burial practice and, through the pollen preserved in the underlying old ground surface, of the vegetation and farming practices of the period immediately preceding its construction.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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The monument is RCAHMS number NH 76 SW 5.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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