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Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Daltallochan

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 63857

Site Number NX59SE 1

NGR NX 5528 9472

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX59SE 1 5528 9472.

(NX 5528 9472) Cairn of Daltallochan (NR) (Site of).

OS 6" map (1957)

This cairn, on Holm of Daltallochan farm, is noted in the NSA as one of the largest in Carsphairn parish; it had been defaced by stone robbing by 1849. In 1911, it had been almost completely removed and only its site, in a clump of trees, was recognisable.

NSA 1845 (D Welsh); Name Book 1849; RCAHMS 1914, visited 1911

The published siting falls on a natural ledge on gentle SW-facing slopes. Its site is discernible, but being almost entirely robbed its former size and shape is conjectural. A slight 6.0m arc of compacted small stone at ground level survives around the south western rim of the ledge, but inside this, turf covered disturbed ground continues up to the stone walls of adjacent sheep pens. The vague limits of this disturbed ground and the projection of the stony arc suggest a former overall diameter of perhaps 17-19m.

Visited by OS (JRL) 27 February 1978.


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