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Cairnerzean

Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Cairnerzean

Classification Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 61507

Site Number NX16NW 49

NGR NX 1499 6748

NGR Description NX 1499 6748 and NX 1498 6747.

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 49 1499 6748 and 1498 6747.

There are two robbed cairns on a terrace on the S side of a rocky knoll overlooking the public road 300m E of Cairnerzean farmhouse. The larger measures 15m in diameter but its centre has been entirely removed leaving a rim between 0.3m a nd 0.5m high internally. On the SE, however, the ground falls away gently and the edge of the cairn forms a stony scarp up to 1.6m high. The other, which lies 9m WSW, measures about 10m in diameter and still stands to a height of 0.6m on the N.

RCAHMS 1987, visited (SH) 3 December 1985.

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