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Stroangassel

Clearance Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned), Field Boundary (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Stroangassel

Classification Clearance Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned), Field Boundary (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 63814

Site Number NX58NE 2

NGR NX 5923 8684

NGR Description Centred NX 5923 8684

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kells
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Stewartry
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX58NE 2 centred 5923 8684.

NX 593 871. Cairnfield, Stroangassel: There are twenty small cairns in a group, including a ring cairn or hut circle 25ft in external diameter, 11ft internal diameter, also a crescent-shaped embankment of stone, 36ft long.

(For discussion on the period and purpose of small cairns of this type, see NT05SE 3).

M L Ansell 1968

Centred NX 5923 8684. Approximately 20 stone clearance heaps extending over 3.0 hectares on the summit of a rounded hillock. All are turf-covered and average 3.5m in sub-circular diameter and 0.5m high. Of apparent random distribution they form no coherent field-plot pattern. There is no surface evidence of field banks, lynchets or occupation sites. The alleged hut circle appears to be a disturbed clearance heap.

Visited by OS (TRG) 17 July 1978.

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