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Ledmore, chambered cairn 900m west of

A Scheduled Monument in North, West and Central Sutherland, Highland

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Latitude: 58.0634 / 58°3'48"N

Longitude: -4.988 / 4°59'16"W

OS Eastings: 223823

OS Northings: 912159

OS Grid: NC238121

Mapcode National: GBR G71D.ZZK

Mapcode Global: WH28Y.CL0C

Entry Name: Ledmore, chambered cairn 900m W of

Scheduled Date: 5 March 1935

Last Amended: 7 November 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1804

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Assynt

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland

Traditional County: Sutherland


A large circular chambered cairn on low-lying ground near the Ledmore River. The cairn is about 18m in diameter and 2m high. The area of the passage and a lintel stone are visible, although there are now no obvious standing stones marking the walls of the chamber. The area to be scheduled measures 50m in diameter to include the cairn and an area around it in which traces of activities associate with its use survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric burial practices and ritual beliefs. The cairn also incorporates important information on the architecture of prehistoric chambered cairns.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



This monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NC 21 SW 3 and number 12 in the Royal Commission's Sutherland list.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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