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Uplands,enclosure 350m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Dingwall and Seaforth, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6164 / 57°36'58"N

Longitude: -4.4164 / 4°24'58"W

OS Eastings: 255758

OS Northings: 861059

OS Grid: NH557610

Mapcode National: GBR H8GL.HRL

Mapcode Global: WH3DH.4T7L

Entry Name: Uplands,enclosure 350m NE of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4841

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: enclosed cremation cemetery

Location: Kiltearn

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Dingwall and Seaforth

Traditional County: Ross-shire

Description

On the summit of Cnoc na Laitch are the remains of a circular enclosure measuring 26.5m in diameter over a low turf covered stony bank. In the middle of the enclosure is a turf covered stony mound 3m in diameter and 0.4m high. The area to be scheduled measures 50m in diameter and includes the structures described above and an area around them in which activities associated with their use will survive, as detailed in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The site is of national importance as a prehistoric enclosed cremation cemetery which can enhance our understanding of prehistoric burial and ceremonial practice. It is of further importance because pollen and features sealed beneath the bank and mound can increase our understanding of the environment and land-use immediately prior to their construction.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS - NH 56 SE 15

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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