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Windy Edge

Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Windy Edge

Classification Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Tinnisburn Forest; Whisgills

Canmore ID 67907

Site Number NY48SW 6

NGR NY 4294 8389

NGR Description NY 4294 8389 and NY 4300 8388

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 6 4294 8389 and 4300 8388

Two small cairns, 20 ft and 13 ft in diameter, lie 50 ft S of the W end of the main cairn, and 50 ft S of the E end of the smaller cairn (described on NY48SW 1). They are marked by grassy areas, a slight rise above the level, and some scattered stones.

RCAHMS 1920; A S Henshall 1972, visited 1956

The two low stony mounds were located in dense afforestation; both have been disturbed by deep ploughing and tree growth:

NY 4294 8389. 6.1m in diameter and up to 0.3m in height.

NY 4300 8388. 5.0m in diameter and up to 0.3m in height.

Neither mound can be positively identified as a burial cairn from the ground evidence.

Visited by OS (MJF) 1 August 1979

(3). NY 429 838. This round cairn is situated 15m S of the Clyde cairn NY48SW 1, and measures about 4m in diameter.

(4). NY 430 838. This round cairn is situated 21m SSW of the possible cairn NY48SW 7, and measures about 6m in diameter.

Both these monuments are in a mature plantation and have been disturbed during forestry operations.

RCAHMS 1981, visited February 1981.

(Location cited as NY c. 429 838). Situated upon a hilltop now totally engulfed in coniferous forest. The RCAHMS have recorded two cairns, situated at each end of the long cairn NY48SW 1. They can just be identified under mature trees, but measurement is impossible and the figures of 20 ft (c. 7m) for the E cairn (ED 11) and 13 ft (c. 4m for the W cairn (ED 12) may be accepted.

M J Yates 1984.

These alleged cairns are situated in an area of forestry plantation which has recently been felled and replanted. Only the more westerly cairn, which has been disturbed by the construction of a drain, was identified on the date of visit.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS, ARW), 16 March 1993.


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