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Tigh Cloiche,chambered cairn 500m south east of Marrogh

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

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Latitude: 57.6048 / 57°36'17"N

Longitude: -7.3041 / 7°18'14"W

OS Eastings: 83313

OS Northings: 869589

OS Grid: NF833695

Mapcode National: GBR 88CM.F6V

Mapcode Global: WGW3B.S31Y

Entry Name: Tigh Cloiche,chambered cairn 500m SE of Marrogh

Scheduled Date: 9 December 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5247

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: North Uist

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 prehistoric chambered burial cairn at the foot of the SE slope of Marrogh. The cairn is circular in plan, some 23m in diameter and over 4m high. There is an outer kerb of spaced boulders and, on the ESE side, a small funnel-shaped forecourt gives access, via a 4m long lintelled passage, to a circular central chamber 3m in diameter.

This is almost full of small stones, but appears to be almost intact, with one of the two large capstones in place and the other dislodged. The capstones rest on a corbelled upper wall. A number of shielings have been built around and against the cairn. The area to be scheduled is circular, 50m in diameter and centred on the cairn, to include the cairn, the shielings and an area around in which evidence for their construction and use may survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well-preserved example of a typical Hebridean round chambered cairn. Although its chamber may have been disturbed, the cairn will seal beneath it contemporary soils, giving the possibility of evidence about the Neolithic land-use and farming economy of the area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NF 86 NW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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