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Garheugh,cairn 1050m north west of

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

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Latitude: 54.8242 / 54°49'27"N

Longitude: -4.7025 / 4°42'9"W

OS Eastings: 226481

OS Northings: 551056

OS Grid: NX264510

Mapcode National: GBR GHRY.YHK

Mapcode Global: WH2SY.Q0WH

Entry Name: Garheugh,cairn 1050m NW of

Scheduled Date: 22 May 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4679

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Mochrum

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument is a Neolithic/Bronze Age burial cairn measuring 15m (NS) x 16m (EW) and 2.5m high. The area to be scheduled includes ground in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the cairn will survive and measures 35m (NS) x 36m (EW).

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The cairn is of national importance because of its good field characteristics and because of its potential contribution to understanding of burial and ceremonial activities in the Neolithic and Bronze Age. It is of further importance for the record of contemporary vegetation which will be sealed in the old ground surface under it.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 25 SE 11.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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