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Loan Hill, cairn 500m north west of Little Tongue

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Galloway and Wigtown West, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.9313 / 54°55'52"N

Longitude: -4.9312 / 4°55'52"W

OS Eastings: 212294

OS Northings: 563554

OS Grid: NX122635

Mapcode National: GBR GH6P.1YV

Mapcode Global: WH2S8.792Y

Entry Name: Loan Hill, cairn 500m NW of Little Tongue

Scheduled Date: 16 March 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7514

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Inch

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument comprises a cairn of prehistoric date, visible as a low, stony mound.

The monument lies in rough pasture, on the summit of a low hill, at around 175m OD. It comprises a grass- and turf-covered, circular mound measuring about 17m in diameter by a maximum of 0.5m in height. The monument is a burial mound of a type characteristic of the Bronze Age.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 40m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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