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Caen,long cairn 460m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in East Sutherland and Edderton, Highland

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Latitude: 58.1413 / 58°8'28"N

Longitude: -3.6752 / 3°40'30"W

OS Eastings: 301473

OS Northings: 918157

OS Grid: ND014181

Mapcode National: GBR K796.F7L

Mapcode Global: WH5DL.JM4N

Entry Name: Caen,long cairn 460m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 4 December 1934

Last Amended: 18 May 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1771

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Kildonan

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: East Sutherland and Edderton

Traditional County: Sutherland


The monument is a prehistoric chambered burial cairn. The monument is a long cairn, 41m WNW-ESE and varying from 7m to 9m transversely. It has been built into a hillslope and is a maximum of 1.3m tall. The remains of a ruined field wall associated with a nearby depopulated settlement extend from either end of the cairn. The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 80m WNW-ESE by 45m N- S, to include the chambered cairn and an area around it in which traces of activities associated with its construction and use may survive, as indicated in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential contribution to an understanding of prehistoric ritual, religious behaviour and burial practices. There is no indication of the location of the chamber of this cairn, which may indicate that any burials associated with the monument are undisturbed.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as ND 01 NW 13.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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