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Neriby Farm,barrow 400m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Kintyre and the Islands, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 55.768 / 55°46'4"N

Longitude: -6.2124 / 6°12'44"W

OS Eastings: 135886

OS Northings: 660780

OS Grid: NR358607

Mapcode National: GBR CF1G.P6S

Mapcode Global: WGYH1.J8XZ

Entry Name: Neriby Farm,barrow 400m NW of

Scheduled Date: 31 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5517

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Killarow and Kilmeny

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Kintyre and the Islands

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument is a Bronze Age ceremonial burial structure or barrow. The circular, grass-covered barrow is situated on a prominent hill which has a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. It measures 12m in diameter and is approximately 1.3m high. There is a central depression about 3m in diameter which is probably the result of robbing.

The structure appears to be constructed of earth. There are several similar sized boulders surrounding the tomb though none of these appears to be earthfast. The area to be scheduled is circular and measures a maximum of 50m in diameter to be centred on the barrow, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a prehistoric site of ritual and ceremonial significance and as part of a group of similar burial sites occurring in Islay and further afield. Through archaeological investigation and analysis it has the potential to provide information about the society and culture of the Bronze Age peoples who built it and similar structures.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NR 36 SE 20.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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