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Carnoch, kerb-cairn 210m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Latitude: 56.6897 / 56°41'22"N

Longitude: -5.5157 / 5°30'56"W

OS Eastings: 184798

OS Northings: 760850

OS Grid: NM847608

Mapcode National: GBR DCR1.B94

Mapcode Global: WH0F6.73QY

Entry Name: Carnoch, kerb-cairn 210m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 12 February 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7815

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: kerb cairn

Location: Ardnamurchan

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument comprises a kerb-cairn of prehistoric date.

The monument lies in an area of rough grassland at around 10m OD. It comprises a sub-circular cairn measuring about 14m by 11m and some 0.5m in height. The cairn contains a central cist which has been disturbed, and several of the kerb-stones around the cairn are visible.

Cairns of this type are funerary monuments dating to the Bronze Age, and may be expected to contain material relating to their mode of construction and use. Although partly disturbed, this cairn may also conceal further burials peripheral to the central cist.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 30m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NM 86 SW 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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