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White Cairn, High Airies

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name White Cairn, High Airies

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 62297

Site Number NX26NE 2

NGR NX 2640 6758

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkcowan
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology Notes

NX26NE 2 2640 6758.

(NX 2640 6758) White Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

A well-preserved round cairn 58' in diameter and 7' high situated on a slight swelling.

RCAHMS 1912, visited 1911

A partially grass-covered cairn as described by the previous authority. It measures 21.0m N-S by 19.5m E-W and has a maximum height of 3.0m. Its name could not be confirmed locally.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (BS) 28 June 1976


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