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Cairn (Prehistoric)

Site Name Barnshangan

Classification Cairn (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 61381

Site Number NX16NE 3

NGR NX 18434 65363

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 3 1843 6536.

(NX 18436536) Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

A cairn about 65 feet in diameter more than half of which has been removed. The remains are about 7 feet high. No cist is exposed and there is no evidence that the interment has been disturbed.

RCAHMS 1912, visited 1911

A large cairn generally as described by RCAHMS except that it is 26.0m in diameter and circa 3.0m high.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 6 March 1968

No change to previous field report.

Visited by OS (BS) 5 May 1976

A cairn stands on a low knoll 40m S of the approach road to Barnshangan and about 450m W of the farmhouse. It measures 21m in diameter by up to 2m in height but has been disturbed by a large quarry-pit on the N. A fringe of field-cleared stones has been dumped around the edges of the cairn on the E and S.

RCAHMS 1987, visited (SH) 8 April 1986.


Note (9 March 2022)

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


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