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Lower Cullernie,ring-ditch 750m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Culloden and Ardersier, Highland

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Latitude: 57.5051 / 57°30'18"N

Longitude: -4.1187 / 4°7'7"W

OS Eastings: 273150

OS Northings: 848084

OS Grid: NH731480

Mapcode National: GBR J86W.N39

Mapcode Global: WH4GB.PMXB

Entry Name: Lower Cullernie,ring-ditch 750m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 12 November 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5201

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Petty

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Culloden and Ardersier

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument comprises a single ring-ditch, the remains of a prehistoric burial of settlement feature. It appears in an arable field as a mark in a cereal crop; experience shows that further remains will survive in the areas (not susceptible to cropmarks) around the visible marks. The roughly circular ring-ditch measures a maximum of 60m E-W by 70m N-S, to include the area in which cropmarks are visible and the surrounding area where further features are likely to survive, as marked in red on the attached sheet.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as the remains of a domestic or ceremonial structure of the mid to late prehistoric period. Even though the area is under the plough experience shows that extensive and important archaeological features and deposits will survive below plough level. Whether a house or a funerary/ceremonial structure, it is one of very few surviving in this lowland area.

The monument has the potential to enhance considerable our understanding of the prehistoric settlement of Northern Scotland. The monument is of particular importance because of the survival of other prehistoric sites in the area, with which this monument may be associated.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NH 74 NW 36.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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