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Miltonise,cairns 670m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Galloway and Wigtown West, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.0281 / 55°1'41"N

Longitude: -4.8294 / 4°49'45"W

OS Eastings: 219252

OS Northings: 574053

OS Grid: NX192740

Mapcode National: GBR 41.TB9N

Mapcode Global: WH2RQ.SWH9

Entry Name: Miltonise,cairns 670m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 6 September 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6010

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: New Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument consists of two burial cairns of the late neolithic or Bronze Age situated between the Cross Water of Luce and the Pilwhirn Burn. The larger of the two measures 9.5m in diameter and 0.4m high. It has been partly robbed and a small burial cist is visible to the NE of centre. The second cairn lies 12m to the S and is completely covered by peat. It shows as a low mound 5m in diameter. The area to be scheduled includes the two cairns and an area around them in which traces of activity associated with their use may be found. The area is a rectangle and measures 40m NNE-SSW by 20m transversely, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as two burial cairns of the late Neolithic or Bronze Age which have the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric funerary and ritual practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 17 SE 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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