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Loch Borve,cairn 100m east of

A Scheduled Monument in Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Latitude: 57.7083 / 57°42'29"N

Longitude: -7.1886 / 7°11'19"W

OS Eastings: 91084

OS Northings: 880558

OS Grid: NF910805

Mapcode National: GBR 88NB.S4Z

Mapcode Global: WGW2T.KJ14

Entry Name: Loch Borve,cairn 100m E of

Scheduled Date: 27 April 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5361

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Harris

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument consists of the remains of a chambered cairn dating from the Neolithic period.

The chamber is situated on the rather steep slope of a hill which overlooks Loch Borve. The slabs of the setting are of a similar character to those outcropping nearby. Overall, the feature measures 5m N-S by 1.2m E-W. It consists of two upright slabs (0.2m wide) facing each other across the width. The larger W slab is 1.3m long and 1.2m high. The other measures 1.3m by 0.5m. A large fallen stone touches the West slab and another lies to the N. There are no traces of cairn material in the surrounding area.

The area to be scheduled is circular with a maximum diameter of 20m to be centred on the chamber as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a prehistoric burial place which has the potential to contribute to our knowledge of the ritual beliefs, social organisation and material culture of the Neolithic groups responsible for the construction of the burial structure.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the site as NF98SW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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