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Croftcrunie,enclosed cremation cemetery 175m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Black Isle, Highland

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Latitude: 57.5374 / 57°32'14"N

Longitude: -4.3226 / 4°19'21"W

OS Eastings: 261060

OS Northings: 852072

OS Grid: NH610520

Mapcode National: GBR H8PS.YJF

Mapcode Global: WH3DX.KTV4

Entry Name: Croftcrunie,enclosed cremation cemetery 175m S of

Scheduled Date: 22 May 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4676

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: enclosed cremation cemetery

Location: Killearnan

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Black Isle

Traditional County: Ross-shire


The monument comprises a circular bank of earth and stones up to 4m wide and 0.4m high enclosing an area of 20m in diameter with a disturbed stony mound at its centre. There is an entrance through the bank in the SE arc. 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 as depicted in red on the attached map. It measures 40m in diameter and is bounded on the NE by but excludes a fence as delineated in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a fine example of a rare type which has the potential to increase our understanding of prehistoric burial practice.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NH 65 SW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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