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Cruise, Littlepark Cairn

Cairn (Prehistoric)

Site Name Cruise, Littlepark Cairn

Classification Cairn (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 61677

Site Number NX16SE 9

NGR NX 17836 62506

NGR Description Centre

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number AC0000807262. All rights reserved.
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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 9 1783 6250.

(NX 1783 6250) Littlepark Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

The remains of a large circular cairn 50' in diameter. It has probably been entirely cleared out at centre and used as a dump for gathered stones.


Generally as described by RCAHMS this cairn is now abouut 1.0m high. The name is not in local use.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (RD) 8 March 1968

This cairn is situated on the N slopes of Cruise Back Fell about 300m N of the fort that crowns the summit (NX16SE6). By 1911, when it measured about 15m in diameter, it had been severely robbed, but since then it has been used as a dump for field-cleared stones and now measures 20m in diameter by 0.7m in height.

RCAHMS 1987, visited (SH) 7 April 1986.


Note (24 November 2021)

The location, classification and period of this site have been reviewed and changed from CAIRN (PERIOD UNASSIGNED).


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