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West Cairngaan,standing stone 860m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Stranraer and the Rhins, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.6419 / 54°38'30"N

Longitude: -4.8934 / 4°53'36"W

OS Eastings: 213389

OS Northings: 531263

OS Grid: NX133312

Mapcode National: GBR GJ9F.MBJ

Mapcode Global: WH2TM.TL0B

Entry Name: West Cairngaan,standing stone 860m SE of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4800

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Kirkmaiden

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Stranraer and the Rhins

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument is a standing stone of the late neolithic or early Bronze Age, embedded in the ground at an angle of 30 degrees, measuring 1.65m tall, 0.55m wide, and 0.30m thick. It stands on a low knoll 10m N-S by 6m transversely, and 2m high. The area to be scheduled measures 30m in diameter, centred on the base of the stone, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a prehistoric ceremonial structure, erected on what may be an artificial burial mound, which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. It is particularly important because of the discovery, in the vicinity, of early Bronze Age burials.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 13 SW 24.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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