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Kirkland Station

Pit Alignment(S) (Prehistoric), Pit Defined Cursus (Neolithic), Roundhouse (Prehistoric)

Site Name Kirkland Station

Classification Pit Alignment(S) (Prehistoric), Pit Defined Cursus (Neolithic), Roundhouse (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 90963

Site Number NX88NW 106

NGR NX 80969 89939

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Glencairn
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Nithsdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NX88NW 106 80669 89939

Cropmarks have revealed elements of what may be the NNW terminal and sides of a pit-defined cursus in the fields at a bend of the Cairn Water to the NW of Kirkland Station (NX88NW 42.01). The terminal lies to the N of a minor public road and is defined by a curvilinear arrangement of pits; this appears to extend to the S of the road by another line of pits forming the WSW side of the cursus. A roughly parallel alignment of pits visible further S in this field probably belongs to the ENE side of the cursus, but there is also an alignment of about seven pits running obliquely across its axis.

The cursus monument is plotted on a distribution map of Neolithic monuments covering southern Scotland.

Information from RCAHMS (ARG), 7 April 1998

RCAHMS 1997.


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