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Whitecairn, Honeyhole

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Whitecairn, Honeyhole

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) White Cairn

Canmore ID 65238

Site Number NX89NW 6

NGR NX 8238 9757

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Penpont
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Nithsdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NX89NW 6 8238 9757.

(NX 8242 9762) White Cairn (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

White Cairn, situated on a prominence, has been circular, between 80 and 90 ft in diameter. Its stones have been almost entirely cleared away.

RCAHMS 1920, visited 1912

NX 8238 9757. White Cairn (name verified) is situated on the top of a shallow eminence on undulating ground. It survives as a partly turf-covered stony mound 32.5m E-W by 29.5m and up to 1.7m high with no significant features.

Re-surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (TRG) 13 December 1977.


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