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Littlepark Cairn,cairn

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

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Latitude: 54.924 / 54°55'26"N

Longitude: -4.8442 / 4°50'39"W

OS Eastings: 217834

OS Northings: 562511

OS Grid: NX178625

Mapcode National: GBR GHDP.RTJ

Mapcode Global: WH2S9.KHGK

Entry Name: Littlepark Cairn,cairn

Scheduled Date: 18 December 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4923

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 is a burial cairn of the Neolithic or Bronze Age sitauted on the N flank of Cruise Back Fell. It measures 20m in diameter and 0.7m high but it is probably larger than it originally was as a result of the dumping of field clearance stones. The area to be scheduled includes the cairn and an area around it within which traces of activity associated with its use may be found. It measures 30m in diameter, centred on the monument.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a burial cairn of the Neolithic or Bronze Age which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric funerary and ritual practices. It is of particular importance because of the survival of a number of other cairns in the vicinity; the study of this group has the potential to increase greatly our knowledge of the organisation of the prehistoric landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 16 SE 9.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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