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Brynalen,cairn 550m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Oban North and Lorn, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.4979 / 56°29'52"N

Longitude: -5.5368 / 5°32'12"W

OS Eastings: 182406

OS Northings: 739588

OS Grid: NM824395

Mapcode National: GBR DCQJ.SQV

Mapcode Global: WH0FY.XYL0

Entry Name: Brynalen,cairn 550m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 21 October 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5147

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Lismore and Appin

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban North and Lorn

Traditional County: Argyllshire


This monument is a burial cairn of Bronze Age date.

It measures 13.5m in diameter and 1.4m in height. The remains of three cists can be seen within the cairn.

The area to be scheduled measures 40m in diameter, to include the cairn and an area around in which traces of activities associated with its use may survive, as depicted in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well-preserved burial cairn which has the potential to enhance our understanding of Bronze Age funerary practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


No Bibliography entries for this designation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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