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Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Airyhemming

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 61162

Site Number NX15NE 2

NGR NX 1705 5938

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

Archaeology Notes

NX15NE 2 1705 5938.

(NX 1705 5938) Cairn (NR)

OS 1:10000 map (1978)

A cairn about 23' in diameter, much dilapidated and possibly rifled.


NX 1705 5938. A dilapidated, oval, partially grass-covered cairn, c. 16.0m EW by c.14.0m NS and c.0.7m high, with a rectangular area of probable stone clearance extending from its south side. This is larger than the cairn described by RCAHMS but only modern stone clearance heaps and/or natural rock outcrop are in the vicinity.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 4 March 1968

What may be the remains of a cairn are incorporated into a large heap of field-cleared stones 700m WSW of Airyhemming farmhouse. The clearance heap measures about 25m from N to S by 15m transversely and the cairn, which is situated at the N end, appears to be about 14.5m in diameter by 0.6m in height; in 1911, however, the cairn apparently only measured 7m in diameter and most of the mound may be the result of field clearance.

RCAHMS 1987, visited (SH) February 1986


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