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White Hill, cairn 300m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Tweeddale West, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.5861 / 55°35'9"N

Longitude: -3.5011 / 3°30'3"W

OS Eastings: 305481

OS Northings: 633515

OS Grid: NT054335

Mapcode National: GBR 33ZV.TC

Mapcode Global: WH5T2.6V2J

Entry Name: White Hill, cairn 300m S of

Scheduled Date: 27 June 1972

Last Amended: 4 March 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3162

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Broughton, Glenholm and Kilbucho

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Tweeddale West

Traditional County: Peeblesshire


The monument comprises the remains of a prehistoric burial cairn. The monument was originally scheduled in 1972, but the area covered by the designation did not relate accurately to the remains on the ground. The current rescheduling rectifies this.

The cairn is situated some 300m S of White Hill, in the gully containing the Crannie Burn. It is visible as a circular stony mound, which is about 20m in diameter and stands up to 0.7m in height. The central portion has been extensively robbed in antiquity.

The area to be scheduled includes the remains described and an area around in which associated evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular on plan and measures a maximum of 30m in diameter, as shown in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial practices. Its importance is enhanced by its setting within a prehistoric funerary landscape, with other cairns of potentially similar date situated nearby.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the site as NT03SE 23.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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