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Dalcross Castle,chambered cairn and stone circle 200m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Culloden and Ardersier, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5099 / 57°30'35"N

Longitude: -4.0383 / 4°2'17"W

OS Eastings: 277984

OS Northings: 848462

OS Grid: NH779484

Mapcode National: GBR J8DW.8XJ

Mapcode Global: WH4GC.YH6Q

Entry Name: Dalcross Castle,chambered cairn and stone circle 200m NE of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4853

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Croy and Dalcross

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Culloden and Ardersier

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

Description

A Clava passage grave consisting of a circular chamber 3.5m in diameter within a kerb of large boulders enclosing a cairn 13.5m in diameter. Two portal stones on the kerb provide the entrance to the chamber. To the south of the cairn, two stones, one fallen and the other standing, represent the remains of a stone circle. The area to be scheduled measures 50m NW-SE by 35m transeversely and includes the structures described above as detailed in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The site is of national importance because it is a chambered cairn of a type found only in the area and it is a good and distinct example of its kind. It can lead us to a greater understanding of Neolithic burial cairn construction and burial practice.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the site as NH 74 NE 15.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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