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Creag Bhreac,cairn 100m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Dunoon, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 55.9012 / 55°54'4"N

Longitude: -4.9614 / 4°57'41"W

OS Eastings: 214955

OS Northings: 671532

OS Grid: NS149715

Mapcode National: GBR GF43.L56

Mapcode Global: WH2MD.RXMX

Entry Name: Creag Bhreac,cairn 100m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 29 June 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5398

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Dunoon and Kilmun

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Dunoon

Traditional County: Argyllshire


This burial cairn is situated within a recent forestry clearing 100m to the ESE of Creag Bhreac, on the E flank of Cnoc Mhic Pharlain.

The cairn is crescentic on plan and measures 5m from E to W by 3.5m transversely, with a forecourt of six upright slabs (up to 0.6m high) opening onto the N.

The area to be scheduled is 45m in diameter, centered on the cairn, to include an area around it in which traces of activities associated with its construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its as yet unique form and for its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric burial practice of presumed late Neolithic/early Bronze Age date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS17SW 11.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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