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Milton,ring-ditch 320m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Culloden and Ardersier, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.4915 / 57°29'29"N

Longitude: -4.1554 / 4°9'19"W

OS Eastings: 270900

OS Northings: 846640

OS Grid: NH709466

Mapcode National: GBR J83X.P89

Mapcode Global: WH4GB.4YHS

Entry Name: Milton,ring-ditch 320m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 18 September 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6001

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: enclosure (ritual or funerary)

Location: Inverness and Bona

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Culloden and Ardersier

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

Description

The monument comprises a single ring-ditch, the remains of a prehistoric burial or settlement features. It appears in an arable field as a mark in a cereal crop; experience shows that further remains may survive in the areas (not susceptible to cropmarks) between the visible marks.

The roughly circular ring-ditch has a diameter of c 9m within a ditch 1.5m wide. The area to be scheduled measures 70m (E-W) x 80m (N-S), to include the area in which cropmarks are visible and areas between and around where further features are likely to survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as the remains of a domestic or ceremonial structure of the mid to late prehistoric period. Even though the area is under the plough experience shows that extensive and important archaeological features and deposits will survive below plough level. Whether a house or a funerary/ceremonial structure it is one of very few surviving in this lowland area.

The monument has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of the prehistoric settlement of Northern Scotland. The monument is of particular importance because of the survival of other prehistoric sites in the area, with which this monument may be associated.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

RCAHMS records the monument as NH 74 NW 30.

Reference:

RCAHMS, Inverness List, No. 30.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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