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Diddles Hill, cairn 800m WNW of Dalhabboch

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

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Latitude: 54.9798 / 54°58'47"N

Longitude: -4.9324 / 4°55'56"W

OS Eastings: 212444

OS Northings: 568960

OS Grid: NX124689

Mapcode National: GBR GH6K.1FK

Mapcode Global: WH2S2.63H6

Entry Name: Diddles Hill, cairn 800m WNW of Dalhabboch

Scheduled Date: 5 October 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7468

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 stony mound.

The monument lies in moorland at the summit of Diddles Hill, at around 195m OD. It comprises an oval cairn measuring about 10m E-W by 9m transversely, rising to a height of about 0.3m above the surrounding peat. It has two upright stones set about 1.4m in from its S edge which are about 2.4m apart. The E stone rises to a height of about 0.8m above the top of the cairn. The W stone measures about 0.5m in height. Three small boulders, which lie on the W, N and NE and are flush with the top of the cairn, may form part of a kerb. Within the mound on the NE the top of a flat slab and a large rounded boulder protrude through the cairn material. Cairns of this type are funerary monuments dating to the Bronze Age, and may be expected to contain material relating to their mode of construction and use.

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 30m, 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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