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Meikle Kildrummie,enclosure 400m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Nairn and Cawdor, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5625 / 57°33'45"N

Longitude: -3.9202 / 3°55'12"W

OS Eastings: 285224

OS Northings: 854115

OS Grid: NH852541

Mapcode National: GBR J8PQ.WJ4

Mapcode Global: WH4G7.R5GV

Entry Name: Meikle Kildrummie,enclosure 400m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 10 February 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5308

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Nairn

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Nairn and Cawdor

Traditional County: Nairnshire

Description

The monument comprises an enclosure, the remains of a prehistoric burial or settlement feature. It appears in an arable field as a mark in cereal crops; experience shows that further remains will survive in the areas (not susceptible to cropmarks) between the visible marks. The remains appear as a pear shaped enclosure measuring c25m by 27m within a narrow ditch. The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 110m ENE-WSW by 110m NNW-SSE to include the area in which cropmarks are visible and areas between and around where further features are likely to survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric settlement in Northern Scotland. Even though the area is under the plough experience shows that extensive and important archaeological features and deposits will survive below plough level.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NH 85 SE 22.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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