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Allt an-t-Sniomh,chambered cairn 40m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Loch a Tuath, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.2628 / 58°15'45"N

Longitude: -6.3461 / 6°20'46"W

OS Eastings: 145188

OS Northings: 938683

OS Grid: NB451386

Mapcode National: GBR B6QW.MYX

Mapcode Global: WGY2S.HL71

Entry Name: Allt an-t-Sniomh,chambered cairn 40m N of

Scheduled Date: 3 February 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5330

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Stornoway

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Loch a Tuath

Traditional County: Ross-shire

Description

The monument consists of a small chambered cairn. It is grass covered and almost circular in shape measuring 18m in diameter and about 1m in height. In the W portion of the cairn is an oval depression (4.2m E-W by 4m N-S), exposing cairn material, which has probably been caused by stone robbing.

There are cultivation remains of later date immediately to the SW of the cairn. The area to be scheduled is circular and measures a maximum of 30m in diameter, to include the cairn and an area surrounding it which may contains evidence relating to its construction and use, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a good example of a Neolithic burial structure. It contains archaeological evidence within itself and its immediate environs which may increase our understanding of late prehistoric burial ritual and material culture.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NB 43 NE 4.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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