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Conchieton, cairn north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Dee and Glenkens, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.8546 / 54°51'16"N

Longitude: -4.1218 / 4°7'18"W

OS Eastings: 263885

OS Northings: 553157

OS Grid: NX638531

Mapcode National: GBR JH6W.6PG

Mapcode Global: WH4W9.N7FP

Entry Name: Conchieton, cairn NE of

Scheduled Date: 30 July 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7671

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Borgue

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire


The monument comprises the remains of a prehistoric burial cairn, partly excavated in 1844. The cairn is probably of Bronze Age date.

The cairn is about 12m in diameter, and lies within a small walled enclosure. There is a short cist exposed in the centre, which was emptied in 1844, when only very decayed bones (possibly cremated) were recorded. Several large upright slabs form an incomplete ring around the edge of the cairn, rising up to 0.4m above its top.

Despite having been dug into, it is likely that only the cairn's central burial cist is disturbed, and there is a strong possibility that further burials and other remains survive beneath the body of the cairn.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 15m across, to include the cairn and a small area around it, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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