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Kilmory Lodge,cairn 250m north of,Rum

A Scheduled Monument in Caol and Mallaig, Highland

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Latitude: 57.0525 / 57°3'8"N

Longitude: -6.359 / 6°21'32"W

OS Eastings: 135770

OS Northings: 804158

OS Grid: NG357041

Mapcode National: GBR BBP2.N3C

Mapcode Global: WGY8L.9Z5W

Entry Name: Kilmory Lodge,cairn 250m N of,Rum

Scheduled Date: 15 August 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6429

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Small Isles

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Caol and Mallaig

Traditional County: Argyllshire


This monument is a cairn situated on a knoll. The cairn is a turf-covered stony mound about 6.5m in diameter and 1m high. Its top has been disturbed some considerable time ago.

The area to be scheduled is a circle measuring 40m in diameter centred upon the cairn, to include the cairn and an area around it in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the cairn may survive, as shown in red on the acompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance for its potential contribution to an understanding of prehistoric burial practices. Although the cairn appears not to be very substantial and there has been some disturbance in the past, it is an example of a rare class of site on Rum.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NG 30 SE 4.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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