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Mains Of Larg

Cairn (Bronze Age)

Site Name Mains Of Larg

Classification Cairn (Bronze Age)

Alternative Name(s) New Luce Station

Canmore ID 61600

Site Number NX16SE 2

NGR NX 16347 64935

NGR Description Centre

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

NX16SE 2 1635 6493.

('A': NX 1635 6493 and 'B': NX 1640 6496) Cairns (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

(NX16SE 2 and NX16SE 75). The remains of two cairns, both much dilapidated. 'A' measures from 60' to 62' in diameter and about 5' in elevation. It does not appear to have been excavated. 'B', in which the interment has probably been disturbed, measures some 50' in diameter and, towards the north only, about 5' in elevation.


Generally as described by RCAHMS.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (RD) 8 March 1968

A probable cairn is situated in rough pasture 730m NNW of Mains of Larg farmhouse; it measures about 18.5m in diameter by 1.3m in height but has been used as a dump for field-cleared stones.

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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