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White Cairn

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name White Cairn

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 62561

Site Number NX28SW 5

NGR NX 2189 8244

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Ayrshire
  • Parish Colmonell
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Kyle And Carrick
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NX28SW 5 2189 8244.

(NX 2189 8244) Cairn (NR).

OS 6" map (1957)

White Cairn (Name Book 1855) consisting only of stones measures about 25m in diameter and varies in height from 1.0m to 2.5m, accentuated by the height of the rocky knoll on which it stands. It has been considerably robbed and a modern cairn has been built on the north side.

Visited by OS (JLD) 20 October 1955

A cairn, generally as described above.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (SFS) 9 January 1976

White Cairn, as described above, is situated on the summit of a rocky knoll.

RCAHMS 1981, visited 1981


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