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Harrows Law

Marker Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Harrows Law

Classification Marker Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Shepherd's Cairn

Canmore ID 90620

Site Number NT05SE 10

NGR NT 0548 5305

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NT05SE 10 0548 5305.

Shepherds' Cairn [NAT]

OS 6-inch map, 1961.

Situated on the summit of Harrows Law, this is one of six shepherd's cairns recorded in the area by CFA in 1994 during field investigation as part of an environmental assessment for a proposed windfarm site (others noted on NT05SE 6-9). 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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Desk Based Assessment (January 2010)

NT 0548 5305 : The NMRS records a shepherd’s cairn situated on the summit of Harrows Law. This is one of six shepherd's cairns recorded in the area during field investigation as part of an environmental assessment for a proposed windfarm site (Dunwell 1994) (others noted on NT05SE 6, NT05SE 7, NT06SE 8 and NT05SE 9). The cairns are composed of stacked piles of large stones and measure up to 2m across and 1m high. None is indicated on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey coverage of 1864, although some are present on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey coverage of 1912, suggesting that these monuments are of no great antiquity.

Information from George Mudie (CFA Archaeology Ltd) January 2010. OASIS ID: cfaarcha1-74330 (no.16)

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