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Grey Hill, Shennas

Cairn (Prehistoric)(Possible), Shieling Hut(S) (Post Medieval)

Site Name Grey Hill, Shennas

Classification Cairn (Prehistoric)(Possible), Shieling Hut(S) (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 61937

Site Number NX17SW 9

NGR NX 13300 71982

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Ballantrae (Wigtown)
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NX17SW 9 1329 7198.

(NX 1329 7198) Cairn (NR)

OS 1:10000 map (1978)

The remains of a cairn, 13.0m in diameter and 0.5m high. In the centre,stones have been piled to a height of 0.8m and there appears to have been an attempt to construct a small stone-walled enclosure on top of the cairn. Several clusters of stones mark the perimeter. The remainder of the cairn is grass-covered.

On the NW and S sides are the footings of two shieling bothies, one an oblong, 6.0m by 3.0m, the other a small cluster of stones 4.0m in diameter.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 13 March 1968

No change to previous field report.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (BS) 27 April 1976


Field Visit (July 1981)

Grey Hill, Shennas NX 133 719 NX17SW 9

A mutilated cairn measuring 11.5m in diameter and 0.5m in height is situated on the SSW tip of Grey Hill about 700m E of Shennas farmhouse.

RCAHMS 1981, visited July 1981


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