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Cairnerzean,cairn 1850m south west of

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

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Latitude: 54.9533 / 54°57'11"N

Longitude: -4.9121 / 4°54'43"W

OS Eastings: 213617

OS Northings: 565956

OS Grid: NX136659

Mapcode National: GBR GH7M.BQ5

Mapcode Global: WH2S2.JR3L

Entry Name: Cairnerzean,cairn 1850m SW of

Scheduled Date: 22 March 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5029

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Inch

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


This cairn is situated in a bottom of a hollow in the peat 700m S of the summit of Cairnerzean and 20m N of the old march dyke between Cairnerzean and Little Larg. It is about 14m in diameter but has been robbed down to a ring of stones surrounding a rock outcrop 1m high. The area proposed for scheduling is a circle of 40m diameter centred on this rock outcrop, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance as part of the numerous and varied group of ?Lingdowey Cairns?. Comparison among the members of this group would allow greater understanding of the range and variety of prehistoric burial practice. The cairn is itself well enough preserved to protect buried soils beneath it and therefore protects potential evidence of pre-cairn land-use.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 16 NW 14.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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