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Beoch Hill, White Cairn

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Beoch Hill, White Cairn

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 60690

Site Number NX06NE 5

NGR NX 0943 6677

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Inch
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology Notes

NX06NE 5 0943 6677.

(NX 0943 6677) White Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

A large round cairn of lightish coloured stones which had been almost obliterated by 1911.

Name Book 1847; RCAHMS 1912, visited 1911

The remains of this robbed cairn are situated below the crest of a hill on a W facing slope. It consists of a stony area 16.0m across and 0.3m high.

Visited by OS (JP) 18 May 1976

This cairn is situated on a gentle WNW facing slope 320m NNW of the sheepfold on the crest of Beoch Hill. The surface of the cairn is scarred with quarry pits, and it has been reduced to an oval spread of stones measuring 18.5m from NNW to SSE by 15.8m transversely and no more than 0.4m in height.

RCAHMS 1987, visited (SH) March 1985

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