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Mull Glen, West Cairngaan

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Site Name Mull Glen, West Cairngaan

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Canmore ID 61059

Site Number NX13SW 24

NGR NX 13392 31263

NGR Description Centre

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX13SW 24 1339 3126.

NX 133 313. There is a standing stone in the NW corner of the field that lies on the W side of Mull Glen, 100 yds from the W wall of the field and 58 yds from the N wall. It is embedded in the ground at an angle of 30 and measures 5'4" by 1'10" by 1'. This stone may be the sole surviving member of a stone circle or of the facade of a long cairn since the initial sector of the modern wall running S from the NW corner of the field is built of similar large stones, some 20 in number.

RCAHMS TS 25 September 1953

NX 1338 3126. A split granite slab as described. There is no evidence to associate this with either a stone circle or a long cairn.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (DWR) 7 February 1972

There is a possible standing stone in the field on the W side of Mull Glen, about 850m SE of West Cairngaan farmhouse. The stone leans at an an angle of about 30 degrees to the horizontal and measures about 0.55 by 0.3m and 1.6m in length (RCAHMS Survey of Marginal Lands). The field was in crop at the date of visit and the stone could not be examined closely, but there is no reason to believe that it was once part of a stone circle or a long cairn.

J Murray 1981; RCAHMS 1985.


Field Visit (25 September 1953)

This site was included within the RCAHMS Marginal Land Survey (1950-1962), an unpublished rescue project. Site descriptions, organised by county, are available to view online - see the searchable PDF in 'Digital Items'. These vary from short notes, to lengthy and full descriptions. Contemporary plane-table surveys and inked drawings, where available, can be viewed online in most cases - see 'Digital Images'. The original typecripts, notebooks and drawings can also be viewed in the RCAHMS search room.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 19 July 2013.

Reference (1957)

This site is noted in the ‘List of monuments discovered during the survey of marginal land (1951-5)’ (RCAHMS 1957, xiv-xviii).

Information from RCAHMS (GFG), 24 October 2012.

Note (25 November 2021)

The location, classification and period of this site have been reviewed.


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