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Pularyan,cairns 950m WSW of

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

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Latitude: 54.9729 / 54°58'22"N

Longitude: -4.9176 / 4°55'3"W

OS Eastings: 213356

OS Northings: 568146

OS Grid: NX133681

Mapcode National: GBR GH7K.N5S

Mapcode Global: WH2S2.F8HK

Entry Name: Pularyan,cairns 950m WSW of

Scheduled Date: 21 October 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5106

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 eight small cairns and a stony bank is about 300m W of the sheep ree 600m W of Pularyan. They are visible as moss and cropped grass mounds amongst the tussocky grass. There is also a mound of stones about 5m across visible in the stream bed to the S of the cairns.

The scheduling proposal covers an area 100m square aligned N-S with its SW corner at 13306810 as marked in red on the attached map. This includes the cairns and banks and any traces of activities associated with them and the related land-use which may survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

These monuments are of national importance because of their potential for explaining the prehistoric land-use and settlement of the upland zone and the subsequent retreat from it.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 16 NW 82.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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