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Corrimony, chambered cairn 600m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Aird and Loch Ness, Highland

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Latitude: 57.3345 / 57°20'4"N

Longitude: -4.6878 / 4°41'16"W

OS Eastings: 238306

OS Northings: 830301

OS Grid: NH383303

Mapcode National: GBR G9SB.KG0

Mapcode Global: WH2DK.YXW6

Entry Name: Corrimony, chambered cairn 600m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 22 February 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM90081

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


Designed by John Chesser, built by Laurie and Scott, 1888. Classical 4-storey tenement range of common stair and main door flats; 9-bay elevation (8-bay to ground floor). Polished ashlar (coursed rubble with dressed margins to rear). Base course; dividing band between ground and 1st floors; moulded cill course to 1st floor; cill band to 2nd floor; modillioned cornice dividing 2nd and 3rd floors; cill band to 3rd floor; eaves cornice; blocking course. Predominantly regular fenestration; architraves to 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor windows.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: to central bay to ground floor, timber-panelled door (access to common stair) with letterbox fanlight, framed by doorpiece of 2 engaged fluted Greek Doric columns supporting entablature and pediment breaking 1st floor cill course; flanked to left and right by 3-bay groupings comprising narrow windows with extended cills to inner bays, timber-panelled doors (access to main door flat) with letterbox fanlight, framed by Greek Doric pilasters with slightly projecting entablature above to centre bays and windows with recessed surrounds and aprons to outer bays.

GLAZING etc: predominantly plate glass in timber sash and case windows. Pitched roof to front and rear elevations with flat or near-flat section to centre; graded grey slates; stone skews and skewputts. Mutual ridge stacks to far right and left; 3 stacks to front pitch; wallhead stack to rear; all stacks rendered and corniced with circular and octagonal cans.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

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

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



Kirkwood's Map, 1821. Brown's Maps, 1823 & 1831. OS Map, 1877, 1896. Johnston's Plan, 1888. MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF THE COMMITTEE FOR FEUING THE GROUNDS OF CALTON HILL 1811-1822, Edinburgh City Council Archives. Playfair Drawings, 1790-1857, Edinburgh University Library. Edinburgh City Archives, Dean of Guild: 3rd May 1888. A J Youngson, THE MAKING OF CLASSICAL EDINBURGH, (1966) pp148-156. I Lindsay, GEORGIAN EDINBURGH, (1973) pp54-55. Gifford, McWilliam and Walker, EDINBURGH, (1994), p447. H Colvin, DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS, (1995), p766. J Lowrey, THE URBAN DESIGN OF EDINBURGH'S CALTON HILL in THE NEW TOWN PHENOMENON ' ST ANDREWS STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF SCOTTISH DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, (2000), pp1-12. RCAHMS Collections.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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