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Slewcairn

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Slewcairn

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 65494

Site Number NX96SW 4

NGR NX 9284 6143

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NX96SW 4 9284 6143

See also NX96SW 2.

(NX 9278 6141) Cairn (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map (1957)

The foundations of a circular cairn, about 30 ft in diameter, surmounted by a modern beacon, are situated on Slewcairn, just below 800 ft OD.

RCAHMS 1914, visited 1911

NX 9284 6143. A heather-covered cairn situated on a level terrace on a SW-facing hillslope and surrounded by recent afforestation. Composed of granite stones, it is 10.5m in diameter and 0.9m high with a small marker cairn at its centre. It has no significant features.

Surveyed at 1/10,000.

Visited by OS (TRG) 27 January 1978.

Scheduled with NX96SW 2 as Slewcairn, two cairns.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 23 January 2002.

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