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White Cairn

Cairn (Period Unassigned), Cist (Period Unassigned)

Site Name White Cairn

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned), Cist (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 64467

Site Number NX75NE 1

NGR NX 7555 5850

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX75NE 1 7555 5850.

(NX 7555 5850) White Cairn (NR) (site of)

OS 6" map (1946)

The remains of a cairn, comprising a few stones showing the extent of the base. Some human bones were found in a 'rude constructed stone coffin' a few years ago when the body of the cairn was removed.

Name Book 1847

The remains of this cairn consist of two large stones set in line east to west with an indeterminate scatter of small stones to the south. The west stone is 3.0m long by 0.6m wide and 1.0m high, the other being approx half this size. These stones possibly represent one side of the cist mentioned in the ONB.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 9 August 1968


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