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Halliburton,cairn 1300m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Berwickshire, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.7415 / 55°44'29"N

Longitude: -2.5259 / 2°31'33"W

OS Eastings: 367078

OS Northings: 649911

OS Grid: NT670499

Mapcode National: GBR B2S1.YP

Mapcode Global: WH8X5.5YFD

Entry Name: Halliburton,cairn 1300m N of

Scheduled Date: 7 February 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4621

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Greenlaw

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire

Traditional County: Berwickshire


The monument is a burial cairn of the Earlier Bronze Age, measuring 6.5m in diameter and 0.9m in height, situated in an area of rough pasture, above the valley of a tributary of the Blackadder Water. It is well preserved, and will cover at least one burial, as well as an area of contemporary land use, on which evidence of Early Bronze Age land-use, ceremonial activities associated with the burial will survive. An area measuring 30m in diameter, centred on the cairn, is proposed for scheduling, to include an area around the cairn in which remains of ancillary activities will survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its well preserved field characteristics; it shows no signs of having been robbed. The study of the burial or burials, and the remains of ceremonial activities associated with them would be of national importance to the theme of Earlier Bronze Age burial and religious practices. The study of the contemporary old land surface buried beneath the cairn would be of national importance to the theme of prehistoric land use. The monument is of particular interest because of the presence of a similar cairn in a similar position 2.5m to the SSE; comparison of the two would be of great value.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 64 NE 4.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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