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Ceol na mara, cairn 550m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Latitude: 56.6883 / 56°41'17"N

Longitude: -5.6618 / 5°39'42"W

OS Eastings: 175850

OS Northings: 761165

OS Grid: NM758611

Mapcode National: GBR DCD1.9F2

Mapcode Global: WH0F4.0560

Entry Name: Ceol na mara, cairn 550m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 19 October 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7804

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Ardnamurchan

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument comprises a burial cairn of prehistoric date.

The monument lies in an area of rough grassland at around 10m OD, located between the public road and a low cliff. It comprises a cairn with a diameter of approximately 9.3m and measuring about 1m in height. A large slab protruding from the centre of the cairn may be the dislodged capstone of a central cist. Cairns of this type are funerary monuments dating to the Neolithic and Bronze Age, and may be expected to contain material evidence relating 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 30m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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