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Bridge of Badnagie,chambered cairn 610m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Wick and East Caithness, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.2728 / 58°16'21"N

Longitude: -3.4392 / 3°26'20"W

OS Eastings: 315680

OS Northings: 932470

OS Grid: ND156324

Mapcode National: GBR K6WV.THP

Mapcode Global: WH6F8.4BKC

Entry Name: Bridge of Badnagie,chambered cairn 610m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 27 September 1934

Last Amended: 17 May 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM425

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Latheron

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness

Description

This monument consists of the remains of a Neolithic/Bronze Age chambered cairn. The remains include traces of the round cairn, which was probably originally about 21m in diameter, and 7 upright stones which indicate the position and plan of internal chambers and an entrance passageway. The entrance was from the SSE, the outer end probably being marked by a small slab 3m within the apparent cairn

edge. The outer chamber was 1.5m long, the centre one about 2.7m by 2.1m; no visible remains survive of the inner chamber. The area to be scheduled measures 45m in diameter, to include the chambered cairn

and an area around in which traces of activities associated with its construction and use will survive, as shown in red on the attached

map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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