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White Cairn

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name White Cairn

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 63797

Site Number NX57SW 1

NGR NX 5286 7458

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX57SW 1 5286 7458.

(NX 5285 7458) White Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

White Cairn has been circular, 40' in diameter, but it has been almost completely destroyed and small sheep shelters have been built out of its material on the site. The interment has probably been disturbed long ago.

RCAHMS 1914, visited 1911

NX 5286 7458. The remains of a cairn, utilized as a sheep shelter and with its extremities disfigured by forestry ploughing, survives as a stony mound 9.5m diameter and 0.7m high. There is no burial evident.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (TRG) 27 June 1977


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