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Mid Craggie, cairn 90m east of

A Scheduled Monument in Inverness South, Highland

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Latitude: 57.4247 / 57°25'28"N

Longitude: -4.106 / 4°6'21"W

OS Eastings: 273631

OS Northings: 839104

OS Grid: NH736391

Mapcode National: GBR J973.1XB

Mapcode Global: WH4GQ.WNX1

Entry Name: Mid Craggie, cairn 90m E of

Scheduled Date: 9 March 2007

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM11417

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: kerb cairn

Location: Daviot and Dunlichity

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Inverness South

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument comprises a cairn of prehistoric date, visible as a grass-covered mound and lying in an area of arable farmland at around 220 m OD, near to the banks of Craggie Burn.

The kerb-cairn measures approximately 13 m in diameter and stands to a height of about 1.7 m. Several of the kerb-stones round the perimeter of the cairn are visible.

The area to be scheduled is circular on plan, centred on the cairn, to include the cairn and an area around in which evidence relating to its construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

Cultural Significance

The monument's archaeological significance can be expressed as follows:

Intrinsic characteristics: The characteristic structural features that define this class of monument are well preserved and it is likely that the associated archaeological deposits are also in a good state of preservation. The survival of an intermittent boulder kerb has the potential to significantly enhance understanding of the monument.

Contextual characteristics: The monument occupies a prominent position in the landscape with views along Craggie Burn. It would have had a significant place within the prehistoric landscape of the area.

National importance

The monument is of national significance because there is good potential for the survival of archaeological evidence relating to its construction and use. It retains important field characteristics, such as the boulder kerb. It occupies a prominent position in the landscape and prehistoric people would have seen it from a wide area of the landscape in which they conducted their day-to-day activities. Its loss would affect our ability to understand this landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS record this monument as NH73NW17; Highland SMR as NH73NW0017.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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