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Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Hardcroft

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Balneil

Canmore ID 61593

Site Number NX16SE 13

NGR NX 1899 6433

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

NX16SE 13 1899 6433.

(NX 1899 6433) Cairn (NR).

OS 6" map (1957)

A cairn, about 50' in diameter, reduced to about 3' high at the circumference and less in the centre. No cist is exposed.


Generally as described by RCAHMS. No trace of a kerb is evident. Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (RD) 12 March 1968

NX 1900 6433 A hollowed out grass-covered cairn 17.0m in diameter and 1.5m high.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (BS) 6 May 1976

This cairn is situated 550m SE of Hardcroft farmhouse and lies on the top of a knoll 60m S of Hardcroft/Balneil march dyke. The mound is 16m in diameter and, although robbed for stone, it still stands to a height of 1m.

RCAHMS 1987, visited (SH) 19 March 1986.


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