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Dun mac Samhainn, cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Argyll, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.1464 / 56°8'47"N

Longitude: -5.5005 / 5°30'1"W

OS Eastings: 182652

OS Northings: 700379

OS Grid: NM826003

Mapcode National: GBR DDSG.R86

Mapcode Global: WH0HQ.GRYY

Entry Name: Dun mac Samhainn, cairn

Scheduled Date: 16 November 1933

Last Amended: 11 December 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM201

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kilmartin

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Mid Argyll

Traditional County: Argyllshire


This monument consists of a robbed circular cairn measuring roughly 16m in diameter and standing up to 1m high. There is a small modern cairn piled in the centre.

The area to be scheduled includes the cairn and an area around it in which traces of the construction and use of the cairn will survive. The area is circular, 56m in diameter as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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