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Ardvannie, chambered cairn 100m south west of Woodside

A Scheduled Monument in East Sutherland and Edderton, Highland

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Latitude: 57.8566 / 57°51'23"N

Longitude: -4.2222 / 4°13'19"W

OS Eastings: 268233

OS Northings: 887400

OS Grid: NH682874

Mapcode National: GBR H7YY.W5J

Mapcode Global: WH4DK.3SQD

Entry Name: Ardvannie, chambered cairn 100m SW of Woodside

Scheduled Date: 24 March 1964

Last Amended: 23 February 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2434

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Edderton

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: East Sutherland and Edderton


The monument comprises a chambered cairn of prehistoric date, visible as a stony mound. It is being rescheduled to ensure adequate protection is given to all of the archaeological remains.

The monument lies in grassland at around 25m OD. The cairn has been roughly circular, now measuring about 23m by 20m by up to 1m in height. The chamber can be seen in a hollow in the SW, defined by at least three large upright slabs. The monument is a burial mound of a type characteristic of the Neolithic.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 45m in diameter, centred on the cairn, minus a chord on its E side, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract. This area will protect the cairn and an area around it in which remains relating to its construction and use may be expected to survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric funerary and ritual practices. It may be expected to preserve material relating to its mode of construction and use.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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