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Upperwood,cairn 165m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Black Isle, Highland

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Latitude: 57.6395 / 57°38'22"N

Longitude: -4.156 / 4°9'21"W

OS Eastings: 271389

OS Northings: 863111

OS Grid: NH713631

Mapcode National: GBR J83J.P02

Mapcode Global: WH4FR.476T

Entry Name: Upperwood,cairn 165m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 11 August 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4711

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Resolis

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Black Isle

Traditional County: Cromartyshire


The monument consists of the remains of a round cairn measuring 23m in diameter and up to 1.4m high. Its edge has been damaged and its centre disturbed, but undisturbed material survives to about 1m depth over most of its area. The area to be scheduled measures 40m across EW by 30m NS and and is bounded on its S side by, but excludes, a fence as depicted in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because despite bulldozing of its perimeter the considerable amount of original material surviving can lead us to greater understanding of prehistoric burial procedures and because pollen in the underlying old ground surface will preserve information about the vegetation and landuse of the area at the time the cairn was built.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NH 76 SW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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