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Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Cairnerzean

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Cairnerzean Fell

Canmore ID 61497

Site Number NX16NW 4

NGR NX 1386 6620

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX16NW 4 1386 6620.

(NX 1388 6617) Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

The remains of a large steep-sided cairn which has been about 53' in diameter. About two-thirds have been robbed to build neighbouring dykes and the centre has been cleared.


NX 1387 6620. Only the N part of this cairn survives as a crescentic mound 1.3m high. Elswhere the cairn has been completely removed and the site has become filled with marsh 08m deep. This form of robbing, where the cairn material is removed prior to quarrying, occurs at two other cairns nearby (see NX16NW 5 and NX16NW 14 ).

Surveyed at 1:10000.

Visited by OS (JP) 29 April 1976

The remains of a cairn measuring about 18.3m in diameter is situated 540m SSE of the summit of Cairnerzean Fell. It has been extensively robbed for stone and only a crescent of cairn material 0.7m in maximum breadth and up to 1.6m in height is visible on the NW. Probing through the surrounding peat, which is up to 0.8m in depth, reveals that a rim of cairn material survives around the edge of the waterlogged hollow that was created when the rest of the cairn was removed.

RCAHMS 1987, visited (SH) 11 May 1985.


Desk Based Assessment (November 2010 - July 2015)

CFA Archaeology Ltd undertook an assessment of the potential effects of the proposed Glen App Windfarm (the Development) on cultural heritage.

All historic environmental features within the development area were identified and the nature of effects on these features discussed.

Funder: Land Use Consultants Ltd

CFA Archaeology Ltd


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