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Cairnerzean,farmstead 1650m WSW of

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

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Latitude: 54.9631 / 54°57'47"N

Longitude: -4.922 / 4°55'19"W

OS Eastings: 213034

OS Northings: 567067

OS Grid: NX130670

Mapcode National: GBR GH7L.D6V

Mapcode Global: WH2S2.CJF2

Entry Name: Cairnerzean,farmstead 1650m WSW of

Scheduled Date: 14 October 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5111

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: farmstead

Location: Inch

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


This farmstead stands on the NW side of Cairnerzean Fell. It is covered by close cropped grass, clumps of sedge and some heather. The farmstead comprises one rectangular building plus a yard, enclosure and annexe to the SE.

The area proposed for scheduling is a 100m square centred on the rectangular building's SE corner, to include not only the surviving visible traces of the farmstead but an area around it in which further traces of its use may survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance as one of a group of pre-improvement farms to the W of the present Cairnerzean steading which offer information concerning the arrangement of farm buildings and use of the landscape before the agricultural improvements.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 16 NW 33.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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