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Cairn (Prehistoric)

Site Name Barnshangan

Classification Cairn (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 61370

Site Number NX16NE 2

NGR NX 18290 65360

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 (1968)

NX16NE 2 1829 6536.

(NX 18296536) Cairn (NR)

OS 1:10000 map (1978)

A cairn about 62 feet in diameter now reduced to a height of from 2 feet to 3 feet and grass covered. No cist is exposed.

Source: RCAHMS 1912, visited 1911

The cairn is generally as described by RCAHMS. Although grass-covered quite a number of stones lie exposed on its surface.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 6 March 1968


Field Visit (5 May 1976)

This cairn measures 22.5m in diameter and 1.0m in maximum height. There is otherwise no change to the previous information.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (BS) 5 May 1976

Field Visit (8 April 1986)

A large robbed cairn is situated in a field on the S flank of Hill Mabreedia 60m S of the approach road to Barnshangan and some 600m W of the farmhouse. It measures 20m in diameter by a maximum of 0.5m in height and it has been used as a dump for field-cleared stones.

RCAHMS 1987, visited (SH) 8 April 1986.

Note (24 November 2021)

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


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