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Borve Lodge,chambered cairn 400m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Na Hearadh agus Ceann a Deas nan Loch, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Latitude: 57.8451 / 57°50'42"N

Longitude: -7.0073 / 7°0'26"W

OS Eastings: 103000

OS Northings: 894952

OS Grid: NG030949

Mapcode National: GBR 972Z.Z1B

Mapcode Global: WGW2B.B2FQ

Entry Name: Borve Lodge,chambered cairn 400m W of

Scheduled Date: 6 April 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5355

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Harris

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Na Hearadh agus Ceann a Deas nan Loch

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument consists of the remains of a chambered cairn of Neolithic date.

The remains of a turf-covered cairn are situated on the summit of a small hillock, 25m S of the coast and over 10m above sea level. The cairn is 22m in diameter. There is a rectangular setting of stones, probably the disrupted chamber set slightly to the S of the centre of the cairn. There are six stones in situ, four on the N side, one on

the W and one on the E. On the S side are two large fallen slabs, the larger, probably a displaced capstone, measures 1.8m by 1.9m.

The area to be scheduled is circular and has a maximum diameter of 40m to be centred on the cairn as indicated in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a good example of a burial structure built by a farming community during the Neolithic period (4500-2000BC). Although it has been disturbed it may still preserve buried deposits which may provide evidence through excavation for inhumation practices, tomb architecture and construction.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NG09SW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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