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Windy Edge

Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Windy Edge

Classification Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Tinnisburn Forest

Canmore ID 74856

Site Number NY48SW 19

NGR NY 4351 8376

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Castleton
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Roxburgh
  • Former County Roxburghshire

Archaeology Notes

NY48SW 19 4351 8376.

The turf-covered remains of a cairn are situated in a clearing in a recently cleared and replanted forestry plantation at the W end of Windy Edge. It measures about 6m in diameter by 0.5m in height and its edge has been damaged by recent forestry ploughing, revealing a core of small boulders and stones.

A second cairn, also measuring about 6m in diameter, is visible in the exposed section of a drain about 45m to the W.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS), 1 July 1993.

These cairns are generally as previously described. That to the E (at NY 4351 8376) stands at the junction of two forestry rides and has been damaged, presumably by forestry traffic. The second cairn is still visible in the N side of a drain to the W.

(LID96 159)

Visited by RCAHMS (SDB) 28 February 1996


Sbc Note

Visibility: This is an upstanding earthwork or monument.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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