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Belmaduthy,chambered cairn 410m south west of Belmaduthy Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Black Isle, Highland

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Latitude: 57.5735 / 57°34'24"N

Longitude: -4.2678 / 4°16'4"W

OS Eastings: 264469

OS Northings: 855977

OS Grid: NH644559

Mapcode National: GBR H8TP.ZSG

Mapcode Global: WH3DR.DWXZ

Entry Name: Belmaduthy,chambered cairn 410m SW of Belmaduthy Farm

Scheduled Date: 23 December 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4613

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Knockbain

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Black Isle

Traditional County: Ross-shire


The monument consists of a Neolithic Orkney-Cromarty chambered cairn measuring about 20m in diameter. The rectangular chamber measures 5.2m from NE to SW by 1.5m transversely. The entrance passage to the SE of the chamber is flanked by a portal stone and two facade stones. The monument to be scheduled includes ground in which traces of activities associated with construction and use of the cairn will survive and measures 30m in diameter.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a fine field monument and is of particular interest since the burial chamber is well preserved and is entered from one side; it is of further importance because pollen potentially preserved in the underlying old ground surface would preserve information about the vegetation and farming practices of the period immediately preceding its construction.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NH 65 NW 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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