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The Temple,chambered cairn 600m north east of Croftcrunie Farm House

A Scheduled Monument in Black Isle, Highland

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Latitude: 57.5424 / 57°32'32"N

Longitude: -4.3105 / 4°18'37"W

OS Eastings: 261802

OS Northings: 852601

OS Grid: NH618526

Mapcode National: GBR H8QS.J8J

Mapcode Global: WH3DX.RPL9

Entry Name: The Temple,chambered cairn 600m NE of Croftcrunie Farm House

Scheduled Date: 18 November 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4594

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Killearnan

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Black Isle

Traditional County: Ross-shire


The monument consists of the remains of a chambered cairn measuring 27m in diameter. Near its centre three large slabs are all that is left of the burial chamber. Field clearance lies on its S and E sides and there are many large stones on it. The area to be scheduled includes the structures described above and an area in which traces

of activities associated with its construction and use will survive measuring 40m in diameter as depicted in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it can give us a greater understanding of Neolithic burial practice and because pollen preserved in the underlying old ground surface will allow an understanding of the vegetation and farming practices of the period immediately preceding its construction.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is RCAHMS number NH 65 SW 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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