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Resipole, kerb-cairn 750m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Latitude: 56.7181 / 56°43'5"N

Longitude: -5.7336 / 5°44'0"W

OS Eastings: 171637

OS Northings: 764717

OS Grid: NM716647

Mapcode National: GBR DB7Y.SLY

Mapcode Global: WH0DW.WDXP

Entry Name: Resipole, kerb-cairn 750m NW of

Scheduled Date: 16 November 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7803

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 cairn of prehistoric date, visible as a stony mound.

The monument lies on a prominent knoll at around 130m OD. It comprises a round cairn measuring about 14m in diameter and some 2.3m in height. There are a number of large kerbstones visible at the SE perimeter of the cairn. Cairns of this type are funerary monuments dating to the Neolithic or early Bronze Age, and may be expected to contain material relating to the burials which they contained and also to their mode of construction and use.

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 35m, 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 76 SW 2.


Kirby, J. (1983) 'Resipole (Ardnamurchan p) round cairn', Discovery Excav Scot, 14.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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