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Cairn (Prehistoric)

Site Name Barlure

Classification Cairn (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 61319

Site Number NX16NE 1

NGR NX 17033 66936

NGR Description Centre

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX16NE 1 1703 6693

(NX 1703 6693) Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

A much robbed, grass-covered cairn, about 48' in diameter and 4'- 5' high. It shows no sign of having been excavated.

RCAHMS 1912.

As described by the RCAHMS.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (WDJ), 11 March 1968

The cairn is situated in a field of rough pasture with occasional rock outcrops 160m NNE of Barlure farmhouse. It measures 13m in diameter by 1m in height and there is a possible kerbstone on the S. Some of the rock protruding on the SE, however, is probably outcrop.

RCAHMS 1987, visited (SH) 8 April 1986.


Note (9 November 2021)

The location, classification and period of this site have been reviewed and changed from CAIRN (PERIOD UNASSIGNED).


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