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Darlees Rig

Marker Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Darlees Rig

Classification Marker Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Shepherd's Cairn

Canmore ID 90618

Site Number NT05SE 8

NGR NT 0679 5318

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 8 0679 5318.

Shepherds' Cairn [NAT]

OS 6-inch map, 1961.

One of six "shepherd's cairns" recorded in the area in 1994 by CFA during an environmental assessment for a proposed windfarm site (others recorded on NT05SE 6, NT05SE 7, NT05SE 9, NT05SE 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.

Sponsor: Scottish Power plc.

CFA 1994s.


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