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Auchvaich,chambered cairn 650m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Aird and Loch Ness, Highland

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Latitude: 57.4298 / 57°25'47"N

Longitude: -4.4606 / 4°27'38"W

OS Eastings: 252362

OS Northings: 840392

OS Grid: NH523403

Mapcode National: GBR H9C2.MJ8

Mapcode Global: WH3FF.GJ32

Entry Name: Auchvaich,chambered cairn 650m W of

Scheduled Date: 15 October 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4744

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Kiltarlity and Convinth

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument comprises the remains of a Neolithic chambered cairn; the two compartment burial chamber now survives as four upright stones and nine fallen stones with an entrance from the east. The cairn material has been reduced to a rubble scatter suggesting an original diameter of about 16m. The area to be scheduled measures 40m in diameter, to include the cairn and an area around in which traces of activities associated with its use will survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a type of chambered cairn which is uncommon in this area. It has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric burial and ceremonial practices; additionally pollen and features sealed beneath the cairn material can give us further information of land use and environment immediately prior to the cairn construction.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NH 54 SW 12.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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