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Penmanshiel, Andrew's Cairn

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Penmanshiel, Andrew's Cairn

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 59814

Site Number NT86NW 20

NGR NT 8089 6854

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Cockburnspath
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Berwickshire
  • Former County Berwickshire

Archaeology Notes

NT86NW 20 8089 6854.

(NT 8089 6854) Andrew's Cairn (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1976).

Andrew's Cairn, situated on Penmanshiel Moor at the NW end of the cultivated area known as the Broad Bog, at an elevation of about 720ft OD, is a low, flat cairn, about 30ft in diameter and overgrown with whins. Some stones protrude from its top and it appears to have been excavated.

RCAHMS 1915, visited 1908; J Hardy 1856; J H Craw 1923.

The remains of a cairn, average diameter 10.5m and 1.2m high, slightly hollow in the centre, with large stones visible.

Visited by OS(JFC) 27 October 1954.

Andrew's Cairn now measures 10.5m in diameter and 0.8m in height. Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS(RD) 7 February 1966.

No change to the previous field report.

RCAHMS 1980, visited 1979.

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Field Visit (19 August 1908)

66. ‘Andrew's Cairn’, Broad Bog, Penmanshiel Moor.

On Penmanshiel moor, at the north-west end of the cultivated area known as the Broad Bog, at an elevation of about 720 feet above sea-level, is a low mound of considerable extent, overgrown with whins. Some stones protrude from the top of it, and it has the appearance of having been excavated.

RCAHMS 1915, visited 19th August 1908.

OS Map: Ber., iv. NE.

Sbc Note

Visibility: This is an upstanding earthwork or monument.

Information from Scottish Borders Council

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