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Guirdil,cairn 250m ENE of,Rum

A Scheduled Monument in Caol and Mallaig, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.026 / 57°1'33"N

Longitude: -6.4137 / 6°24'49"W

OS Eastings: 132264

OS Northings: 801425

OS Grid: NG322014

Mapcode National: GBR BBK4.M23

Mapcode Global: WGY8R.GN3N

Entry Name: Guirdil,cairn 250m ENE of,Rum

Scheduled Date: 15 August 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6425

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Small Isles

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Caol and Mallaig

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

The monument consists of a prehistoric cairn located on a knoll.

The cairn is around 9m in diameter and 0.4m in height. Two small later structures have been built out of cairn material, one on the edge of the cairn and the other a few metres to the NE.

The area to be scheduled measures 40m in diameter, to include the cairn and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the cairn may survive, as shown in red on the attached map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric religious beliefs and burial practices. Although disturbed by later use, it would appear that substantial remains of this cairn survive and such monuments are rare on Rum.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NG 30 SW 4.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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