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Latheronwheel House,chambered cairn 580m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Wick and East Caithness, Highland

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Latitude: 58.27 / 58°16'12"N

Longitude: -3.3912 / 3°23'28"W

OS Eastings: 318485

OS Northings: 932104

OS Grid: ND184321

Mapcode National: GBR K6ZW.57X

Mapcode Global: WH6F8.WD9G

Entry Name: Latheronwheel House,chambered cairn 580m SE of

Scheduled Date: 13 December 1933

Last Amended: 11 January 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM462

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Latheron

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness


This monument is a chambered cairn which appears originally to have been about 15m in diameter. The cairn is crossed by an old field dyke on its W side. An internal chamber is indicated by the tops of 5 stones forming the divisional slabs and back of the chamber. There is no sign of the passageway but this probably entered from the E. The area to be scheduled measures 55m in diameter, to include the chambered cairn and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the chambered cairn will survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric ritual beliefs and burial practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is RCAHMS number ND 137.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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