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Coul Point, crannog 1030m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Dingwall and Seaforth, Highland

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Latitude: 57.4976 / 57°29'51"N

Longitude: -4.3208 / 4°19'14"W

OS Eastings: 261016

OS Northings: 847643

OS Grid: NH610476

Mapcode National: GBR H8PX.CJG

Mapcode Global: WH3F3.LTQ3

Entry Name: Coul Point, crannog 1030m SW of

Scheduled Date: 7 December 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7817

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: crannog

Location: Killearnan

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Dingwall and Seaforth

Traditional County: Ross-shire


The monument comprises the remains of a prehistoric crannog surviving as a stone cairn on intertidal mudflats.

The monument is a low oval cairn of stones which is fully submerged at high tide. No timbers in the body of the cairn have been noted, but these may survive as is the case on the other three intertidal crannogs so far known in the Beauly Firth.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the crannog and an area around it in which traces of associated materials may be expected to survive. It is circular in shape and 60m in diameter and is marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric life. The site is waterlogged and should preserve organic materials which relate to the diets and lives of the people who built and used the site.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NH 64 NW 41.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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