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Eskdalemuir Manse,cairn 230m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Annandale East and Eskdale, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.2628 / 55°15'46"N

Longitude: -3.1767 / 3°10'36"W

OS Eastings: 325315

OS Northings: 597148

OS Grid: NY253971

Mapcode National: GBR 678L.17

Mapcode Global: WH6WX.5ZJB

Entry Name: Eskdalemuir Manse,cairn 230m W of

Scheduled Date: 28 July 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4543

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Eskdalemuir

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire


The monument is a burial cairn of the early Bronze Age measuring 7.6m in diameter and 0.25m in height surrounded by a narrow penannular ditch up to 1.9m broad. It occupies the summit of a knoll some 230m W of Eskdalemuir Manse. Burials will survive beneath and possibly within the mound; informed opinion would suggest that broadly contemporary burials and the remains of ceremonial activities will survive in the area around. An area 40m in diameter is proposed for scheduling .

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance to the themes of early Bronze Age burial and ceremonial activity. It is of particular interest because few small burial mounds of this period have survived in this area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NY 29 NE

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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