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Lyne, chambered cairn 300m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in North, West and Central Sutherland, Highland

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Latitude: 58.0813 / 58°4'52"N

Longitude: -4.9714 / 4°58'16"W

OS Eastings: 224891

OS Northings: 914106

OS Grid: NC248141

Mapcode National: GBR G73C.FL1

Mapcode Global: WH28Y.L4WN

Entry Name: Lyne, chambered cairn 300m SW of

Scheduled Date: 3 February 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5310

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Assynt

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland

Traditional County: Sutherland


This monument comprises the remains of a large circular chambered cairn about 11m in diameter. Two of the large upright blocks which once formed the sides and end of the chamber remain in situ, a third has fallen in recent years. Other large tumbled blocks represent the other side slabs of the chamber. The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 70m NE-SW by 40m NW-SE, to include the cairn itself and an area in which traces of activities associated with its construction and use will survive, as shown in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential contribution to an understanding of the structure of chambered cairns and also broader aspects of burial and ceremonial behaviour in the Neolithic and Bronze Age.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NC 21 SW 2.


HER/SMR Reference


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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