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Glenurquhart,long cairn 800m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Black Isle, Highland

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Latitude: 57.6384 / 57°38'18"N

Longitude: -4.1167 / 4°6'59"W

OS Eastings: 273734

OS Northings: 862910

OS Grid: NH737629

Mapcode National: GBR J86J.P1P

Mapcode Global: WH4FR.Q8WP

Entry Name: Glenurquhart,long cairn 800m NW of

Scheduled Date: 22 May 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4671

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: long cairn

Location: Cromarty

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Black Isle

Traditional County: Cromartyshire


The monument consists of a long wedgeshaped turf covered mound of earth and stone measuring 19m NE-SW by up to 10m across and 0.5m high. The area to be scheduled measures 40m NE-SW by 30m transversely centred on the mound and including an area in which traces of activities associated with the use of the mound may survive as depicted in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as one of the rare surviving examples of an unchambered long burial mound with intact underlying old ground surface and because of its potential for increasing understanding of Neolithic burial practices and of the vegetation and farming practices of the period immediately prior to its construction.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NH 76 SW 14.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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