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Clachan Bridge, cairn 720m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Oban North and Lorn, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.3136 / 56°18'48"N

Longitude: -5.5918 / 5°35'30"W

OS Eastings: 177950

OS Northings: 719262

OS Grid: NM779192

Mapcode National: GBR DDK1.5F7

Mapcode Global: WH0GX.2KHS

Entry Name: Clachan Bridge, cairn 720m SW of

Scheduled Date: 28 October 1977

Last Amended: 7 November 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4012

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kilbrandon and Kilchattan

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban North and Lorn

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument comprises a prehistoric burial cairn which is situated on a rocky spine. Roughly circular on plan, the grass-covered stony mound measures about 22m in diameter by 2m in height. Several large kerb stones are visible on the S and W arcs, but the cairn has also been partly robbed of stone.

The area to be scheduled is circular on plan and measures 40m in diameter, to include the cairn and an area around in which associated remains may survive, as marked in red on the attached map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a well preserved field monument which has the potential to provide information about prehistoric burial practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is RCAHMS NM 71 NE 11.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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