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Lagwine Cairn

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Lagwine Cairn

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 63880

Site Number NX59SE 6

NGR NX 5606 9398

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 6 5606 9398.

(NX 5606 9398) Lagwine Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

Lagwine Cairn was originally a large circular cairn about 78ft in diameter. It is now reduced to a ridge of stone crossing the centre, about 50ft long, 30ft broad, and 4ft high.

RCAHMS 1914, visited 1911

Lagwine Cairn, name confirmed, lies on a level shelf at the foot of a SW-facing hillslope. It has been heavily robbed (possibly during the con- struction of a nearby sheepfold); however a 1.5m high central core of small stone survives. Its original dimensions of 30.0m E-W by 25.0m N-S are indicated by a spread of stone and in some places a ragged and irregular rim of earth and stone. There is no evidence of a kerb and the centre appears to be undisturbed.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (JRL) 24 February 1978

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