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Carn na Feinne,chambered cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Cromarty Firth, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.7415 / 57°44'29"N

Longitude: -4.3274 / 4°19'38"W

OS Eastings: 261550

OS Northings: 874796

OS Grid: NH615747

Mapcode National: GBR H8P8.8HQ

Mapcode Global: WH3CY.HPK5

Entry Name: Carn na Feinne,chambered cairn

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4812

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Rosskeen

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Cromarty Firth

Description

The remains of a burial chamber consisting of six large slabs enclosing an area of 5.5m by 1.9m. The area to be scheduled measures 45m E-W by 40m in diameter and includes the structure described above and an area around it in which traces of activities associated with its use will survive, as detailed 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 and ceremonial practice. It is of further importance because pollen and features which are sealed beneath the cairn can enhance 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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