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Hardcroft,cairn 1400m ESE of

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

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Latitude: 54.9381 / 54°56'17"N

Longitude: -4.8143 / 4°48'51"W

OS Eastings: 219813

OS Northings: 564007

OS Grid: NX198640

Mapcode National: GBR GHHN.FJZ

Mapcode Global: WH2SB.04RQ

Entry Name: Hardcroft,cairn 1400m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 18 December 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4936

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 Agesituated to the S of the track to Kilhern. Originally identified asa hut circle, it measures 8.8m in diameter and 0.3m high with aninternal enclosed area 3.7m in diameter. There is no entrance. Itsform suggests that it is a small version of a ring-cairn. The areato be scheduled includes the cairn and an area around it withinwhich traces of activity associated with its use may be found. Itmeasures 20m in diameter, centred on the monument, as marked in redon the attached map. The track to the NE is specifically excluded.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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