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Little Larg,cairns 2150m west of

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

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Latitude: 54.9525 / 54°57'8"N

Longitude: -4.9053 / 4°54'19"W

OS Eastings: 214050

OS Northings: 565845

OS Grid: NX140658

Mapcode National: GBR GH8M.7TV

Mapcode Global: WH2S2.MSB7

Entry Name: Little Larg,cairns 2150m W of

Scheduled Date: 22 March 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5031

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field clearance cairn, cairnfield

Location: Inch

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


This group of at least 11 cairns is situated on unimproved pasture on a terrace at the foot of the NE slopes of Cairnscarrow. The area proposed for scheduling is a 100m square aligned N-S with the SW corner at NX1400 6580 as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance as part of a larger group of cairns around the Lingdowey Burn including the larger Lingdowey Cairns and several scattered cairn fields. It is of importance in its own right, for the evidence it presents of the former extent and nature of agricultural activity and for the evidence, accessible to excavation, which is preserved in the underlying soil, with regard to the former land-use and agricultural economy of the area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 16 NW 68.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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