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Torhousekie

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Torhousekie

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 62875

Site Number NX35NE 9

NGR NX 3817 5665

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX35NE 9 3817 5665.

An entire cairn is situated some 166 yds N of the Standing Stones of Torhouse (NX35NE 14). It is conical, about 256ft in basal circumference and about 12ft high.

OSA 1795

This large circular cairn has been almost completely removed, and the site used as a dump for field clearance.

F R Coles 1897; RCAHMS 1912

The remains of a dilapidated cairn, 28.0m in diameter and 1.0m maximum height. Its top is thickly covered with field clearance stones.

Visited by OS 18 August 1970

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