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Buolacrabher,chambered cairn 1550m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Wick and East Caithness, Highland

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Latitude: 58.2788 / 58°16'43"N

Longitude: -3.4457 / 3°26'44"W

OS Eastings: 315312

OS Northings: 933148

OS Grid: ND153331

Mapcode National: GBR K6VV.BBM

Mapcode Global: WH6F8.15GR

Entry Name: Buolacrabher,chambered cairn 1550m S of

Scheduled Date: 27 September 1934

Last Amended: 15 June 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM445

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Latheron

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness


The monument consists of a heel-shaped chambered cairn of Neolithic/Bronze Age date. The chambered cairn is about 17m N-S by

21m E-W. The chamber is indicated by the tops of 5 stone slabs which protrude through the cairn. There was a passage to the S side of the cairn and on the S side some digging has revealed a straight kerb of drystone walling 3 courses high and about 10m long. The entrance is visible just off centre in the S kerb. 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 the building and use of the cairn may 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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