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Dinwoodie Mains, cremation burials 500m WSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Annandale North, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.201 / 55°12'3"N

Longitude: -3.4094 / 3°24'33"W

OS Eastings: 310394

OS Northings: 590540

OS Grid: NY103905

Mapcode National: GBR 48M9.PD

Mapcode Global: WH6X5.LJPQ

Entry Name: Dinwoodie Mains, cremation burials 500m WSW of

Scheduled Date: 30 September 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7215

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cremation burial(s) (not under barrow/cairn)

Location: Applegarth

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale North

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire


The monument comprises an area of ground containing Bronze Age cremation burials, most probably dating to the Middle Bronze Age, approximately from 1500 to 1200 BC.

The Dinwoodie Mains cremation cemetery was discovered during trial excavations in 1993. It occupies the crest of spur running S from Watch Hill. Ten burials, shown by fragments of burnt bone and charcoal, were identified in a limited area opened, including 3 with pottery vessels accompanying the remains. The vessels were classified as collared urns.

The area to be scheduled is an irregular quadrilateral measuring a maximum of 120m N-S by 70m E-W, to include the area excavated and an area around it in which further burials are likely to survive. The area is shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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