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Cnoc Bad na Cleithe,cairn 400m west of south end of Loch Awe

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

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Latitude: 58.0858 / 58°5'8"N

Longitude: -4.986 / 4°59'9"W

OS Eastings: 224049

OS Northings: 914644

OS Grid: NC240146

Mapcode National: GBR G72C.0VX

Mapcode Global: WH28Y.C1Y6

Entry Name: Cnoc Bad na Cleithe,cairn 400m W of S end of Loch Awe

Scheduled Date: 1 January 1935

Last Amended: 4 March 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1807

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Assynt

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland

Traditional County: Sutherland


A massive cairn on a N-facing slope. The cairn is 19.5m N-S by 20.5m E-W and is 2.5m high. There are a number of large slabs lying about, but no sign of either chamber or cist. The area to be scheduled measures 50m in diameter to include the cairn and an area around it in which traces of activities associated with its construction and use will survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric burial and ceremonial practices. This is a particularly massive and impressive cairn.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



This monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NC 21 SW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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