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Stittenham House,chambered cairn 135m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Cromarty Firth, Highland

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Latitude: 57.7381 / 57°44'17"N

Longitude: -4.2707 / 4°16'14"W

OS Eastings: 264911

OS Northings: 874303

OS Grid: NH649743

Mapcode National: GBR H8T8.JH3

Mapcode Global: WH3CZ.CRKS

Entry Name: Stittenham House,chambered cairn 135m W of

Scheduled Date: 4 September 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4700

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Rosskeen

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Cromarty Firth


The remains of a chambered cairn consisting of a two compartment burial chamber with portal stones. The cairn measures about 12.5m in diameter. The area to be scheduled measures 40m in diameter and includes the features described above and an area around them in which traces of activities associated with their use will survive, as depicted in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The site is of national importance because it can give us a greater understanding of prehistoric burial practice. It is of further importance because pollen and features sealed beneath the cairn can increase our understanding of the environment and land use immediately prior to its construction.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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