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White Cairn

Kerb Cairn (Prehistoric)

Site Name White Cairn

Classification Kerb Cairn (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 63008

Site Number NX37NW 2

NGR NX 3422 7910

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Minnigaff
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX37NW 2 3422 7910.

(NX 3422 7911) White Cairn (NR).

OS 6" map (1957)

The White Cairn is 50 feet in diameter and 7 ft high, slightly robbed on the south. There is a small circular excavation about 2 feet deep in the top but there is no evidence of a cist or chamber.

RCAHMS 1914, visited 1911; S Piggott and T G E Powell 1951

NX 3422 7910 White Cairn survives as a partly turf-covered stony mound, 18.0m in diameter and 2.0m high. Around its base are intermittment traces of a kerb.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (BS) 1 April 1976

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