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Easter Baldoon,chambered cairn 190m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Cromarty Firth, Highland

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Latitude: 57.752 / 57°45'7"N

Longitude: -4.2985 / 4°17'54"W

OS Eastings: 263312

OS Northings: 875903

OS Grid: NH633759

Mapcode National: GBR H8R7.HR3

Mapcode Global: WH3CY.YF94

Entry Name: Easter Baldoon,chambered cairn 190m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 15 October 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4753

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Rosskeen

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Cromarty Firth


The remains of a chambered cairn with a two compartment burial chamber. Various stones which have been displaced from the chamber and the grass covered perimeter of the cairn are also visible. The chamber measures 5m NW-SE x 2.5m, and the cairn about 16m in diameter. The area to be scheduled includes the structures described above and an area around them in which traces of activities associated with their use may survive: it measures 40m in diameter and is bounded on the north by a forest track, as depicted in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a good example of an Orkney-Cromarty Neolithic burial mound. The surviving features can enhance our understanding of prehistoric burial and ceremonial practice. It is also of importance because pollen and features sealed beneath the surface of 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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