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Callisterhall,cairn 2550m NNE of

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.1457 / 55°8'44"N

Longitude: -3.1019 / 3°6'6"W

OS Eastings: 329867

OS Northings: 584037

OS Grid: NY298840

Mapcode National: GBR 68SY.76

Mapcode Global: WH6XJ.BX5M

Entry Name: Callisterhall,cairn 2550m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 6 July 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4535

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

Description

The monument is a Bronze Age burial cairn situated on the S flank of Cockgair Hill. It measures c. 6m in diameter and c. 0.5m high. 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 burial cairn which has the potential to enhance our understanding of monuments of this type. Its importance is increased because it is one of a number of burial sites of similar date in this area which, taken together, have the potential to greatly increase the understanding of Bronze Age burial practices in Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NY 28 SE 13.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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