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Cinerary Urn

Site Name Orchard

Classification Cinerary Urn

Alternative Name(s) Orchard Farm

Canmore ID 67903

Site Number NY48SW 2

NGR NY 405 800

NGR Description NY c. 405 800

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Canonbie
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Annandale And Eskdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NY48SW 2 c. 405 800

A collared cinerary urn, found on Orchard farm (NY48SW 35), and presented to Langholm Museum last century by Dr Carlyle, is now held in Dumfries Museum under accession no. 1963/22. (Orchard farm: NY 405 800).

A E Truckell 1966; A Morrison 1968

Langholm Museum is now defunct and the contents transferred to Dumfries. No further information.

Visited by OS (JP) 13 January 1971.

In the 19th century a Collared Urn (DUMFM 1963/22) was found on the farm of Orchard.

RCAHMS 1981.

J and R Hyslop 1912; A E Truckell 1966; A Morrison 1968.

This Collared Urn is of the secondary series, North Western style, and form V. It measures 12" (30.5cm) in diameter at the mouth and is decorated (on the collar) with twisted-cord filled triangles enclosed above and below by single twisted-cord lines, (on the neck) with roughly-executed twisted-cord lozenge/zigzag design, and (on the internal rim bevel) with twisted-cord zigzag.

I H Longworth 1984.

The Dumfries Museum accession number for the Collared Urn from Orchard Farm is DUMFM: 1963.32, and not as noted above.

Information from RCAHMS (JRS), 11 July 1995.

Orchard Farm. Listed as 'burial'.

RCAHMS 1997.


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