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The Pike

Marker Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name The Pike

Classification Marker Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Shepherd's Cairn

Canmore ID 90611

Site Number NT05SE 6

NGR NT 0611 5280

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Lanarkshire
  • Parish Dunsyre
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Clydesdale
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NT05SE 6 0611 5260.

Shepherds' Cairn [NAT]

OS 6-inch map, 1961.

Situated on the summit of the Pike, this is one of six "shepherd's cairns" recorded by CFA in this area during field investigation as part of an environmental assessment for a proposed windfarm site in 1994 (others recorded on NT05SE 7-10). They are composed of stacked piles of large stones measuring up to 2m across and 1m high. None is indicated on the first edition OS coverage of 1864, although some are present on the second edition OS coverage of 1912, suggesting that these monuments are of no great antiquity.

CFA 1994s.

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