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Eagle Cairn,cairn,Cardryne

A Scheduled Monument in Stranraer and the Rhins, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.6518 / 54°39'6"N

Longitude: -4.93 / 4°55'47"W

OS Eastings: 211073

OS Northings: 532465

OS Grid: NX110324

Mapcode National: GBR GJ6D.VZ9

Mapcode Global: WH2TM.7BNQ

Entry Name: Eagle Cairn,cairn,Cardryne

Scheduled Date: 4 September 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4706

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kirkmaiden

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Stranraer and the Rhins

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument is a cairn of the Bronze Age, measuring 10m E-W by 11m transversely and 0.5m high. It is bisected by a modern dyke. The area to be scheduled includes the cairn and an area around it in which traces of activity associated with its use may be found. It measures 30m in diameter, centred on the cairn, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a prehistoric funerary structure which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric burial and ritual practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 13 SW 3.


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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