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Court Cairn, The May

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Court Cairn, The May

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 62914

Site Number NX35SW 7

NGR NX 3026 5144

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX35SW 7 3026 5144.

(NX 3025 5144) Court Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

A small ancient cairn, with a shepherd's pile on it. Traditionally, criminals were brought here for trial, hence the name.

Name Book 1848

Only a fragment remains of this large cairn, which is being rapidly removed.

RCAHMS 1912, visited 1911

NX 3026 5144 Situated on a rocky knoll the gras-covered remains of this cairn now measure 10.0m in diameter and 0.8m in height. There is a small modern cairn on its summit.

Revised at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (BS) 5 July 1976


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