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Callisterhall,cairn 1100m north east of

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

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Latitude: 55.1299 / 55°7'47"N

Longitude: -3.1017 / 3°6'6"W

OS Eastings: 329849

OS Northings: 582282

OS Grid: NY298822

Mapcode National: GBR 69S3.8W

Mapcode Global: WH6XQ.BB75

Entry Name: Callisterhall,cairn 1100m NE of

Scheduled Date: 31 March 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4519

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Langholm

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire


The monument is a Bronze Age burial cairn, some 3000 to 4000 years old, situated on a spur of Cock Law. It measures c. 8m in diameter and c. 0.5 high. The centre of the cairn was excavated this century, disturbing the central third, when a cist was found.

It is likely that more burials survive under the undisturbed part of the cairn. The area to be proposed for scheduling includes the cairn and an area around it in which traces of activity associated with its use will survive and is a circle, centred on the cairn, measuring 20m in diameter.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a well preserved example of a Bronze Age cairn which has the potential to enhance our understanding of monument of this type. Its importance is increased because it is one of many similar Bronze Age burial sites in this area which, taken together, have the potential to increase the understanding of Bronze Age burial practices in Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NY 28 SE 12.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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