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Woodhead,long cairn 600m ESE of Woodhead Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Black Isle, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6168 / 57°37'0"N

Longitude: -4.2562 / 4°15'22"W

OS Eastings: 265325

OS Northings: 860778

OS Grid: NH653607

Mapcode National: GBR H8VL.K3N

Mapcode Global: WH3DK.LTG7

Entry Name: Woodhead,long cairn 600m ESE of Woodhead Farm

Scheduled Date: 12 October 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4568

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: long cairn

Location: Resolis

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Black Isle

Traditional County: Cromartyshire

Description

The monument consists of a well preserved long cairn situated in a forestry plantation; it measures 45m EW by 14m NS and 1.4m high. The area to be scheduled measures 65m EW by 35m NS.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a large and well preserved example of a fairly rare type which can increase understanding of Neolithic magico-ritual burial practices; it is of further importance for the pollen in its underlying old ground surface which can increase understanding 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 66 SE 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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