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Cnoc a' Phrionnsa,chambered cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.2198 / 58°13'11"N

Longitude: -6.7525 / 6°45'8"W

OS Eastings: 121041

OS Northings: 935514

OS Grid: NB210355

Mapcode National: GBR 97Q0.1W5

Mapcode Global: WGX1N.7NSH

Entry Name: Cnoc a' Phrionnsa,chambered cairn

Scheduled Date: 29 June 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5382

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone setting

Location: Uig

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch

Traditional County: Ross-shire

Description

The monument consists of the remains of a chambered cairn of Neolithic date situated on the summit of Cnoc a'Phrionnsa overlooking East Loch Roag.

Four upright slabs stand close together, almost touching. They form a rough arc, convexity towards the NE. This arc measures 2.8m in overall length. The stones are of similar height (1m) varying in breadth from 0.7-0.9m. The only traces of the remainder of the cairn are three blocks to the N and several small stones included in the setting.

The area to be scheduled is circular with a maximum diameter of 25m to include the remains of the chambered cairn and a surrounding area which may contain evidence of activity associated with the construction and use of the monument, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it has the potential, through excavation, to increase our knowledge of tomb construction, ritual beliefs and burial practices in the Western Isles during the Neolithic period.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NB23NW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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