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Cairn (Prehistoric)

Site Name Kilfeddar

Classification Cairn (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Killfedder

Canmore ID 61414

Site Number NX16NE 6

NGR NX 15620 68521

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 6 1562 6852.

(NX 1562 6852) Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

A cairn 50 feet to 60 feet in diameter, reduced to a height of from 2 feet to 3 feet then used for dumping field clearance, so that its character is barely recognisable. It is known as Killfedder.

RCAHMS 1912, visited 1911; E M H M'Kerlie 1916

A large cairn generally as described by the RCAHMS. It measures 24m NW-SE by 19m; its oval shape probably being caused by stone-clearance dumping. It is not known by any particular name.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 11 March 1968

No change to previous field report.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (BS) 5 May 1976

This cairn is situated 330m NE of the deserted farmhouse at Kilfeddar. It probably measures about 16.5m in diameter, but it has been enveloped in a large heap of field- cleared stone which measures 25.7m from NW to SE by 16.5m transversely and up to 1.4m in height.

RCAHMS 1987, visited (SH) 24 October 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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