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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 90619

Site Number NT05SE 9

NGR NT 0694 5331

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 9 0694 5331.

Shepherds' Cairn [NAT]

OS 6-inch map, 1961.

This is one of six shepherd's cairns in the area recorded by CFA in 1994 during field investigation for an environmental assessment for a proposed windfarm site (others recorded on NT05SE 6-8, 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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