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Cnoc Leathan,kerb cairn 230m south of,Upper Breasclete

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

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Latitude: 58.2241 / 58°13'26"N

Longitude: -6.7426 / 6°44'33"W

OS Eastings: 121656

OS Northings: 935955

OS Grid: NB216359

Mapcode National: GBR 96RZ.SG9

Mapcode Global: WGX1N.DKH5

Entry Name: Cnoc Leathan,kerb cairn 230m S of,Upper Breasclete

Scheduled Date: 1 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5461

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Uig

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

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

Traditional County: Ross-shire


The monument consists of a small burial cairn of prehistoric date, situated on a small local summit at the junction of two crofts.

The cairn is 3.2m in diameter, and has a discontinuous kerb of large stones around its perimeter: this may once have been a continuous kerb,as 4 of the 7 kerb stones surviving are contiguous. The cairn is probably of Bronze Age date.

The area to be scheduled is a square of 10m side, oriented NE-SW and NW-SE, lying exactly half in each croft and situated 27.8m S of the boundary wall between the crofts and the open hill. This area is marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a relatively rare example of an apparently undisturbed Bronze Age burial mound in the Western Isles, and for its value as part of the internationally important Callanish complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age sites. It may conceal within and beneath it evidence, accessible to excavation and analysis, for Bronze Age burial practices, economy and environment.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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