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Woodslee,burial mound 250m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Annandale East and Eskdale, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.0578 / 55°3'28"N

Longitude: -2.9576 / 2°57'27"W

OS Eastings: 338926

OS Northings: 574125

OS Grid: NY389741

Mapcode National: GBR 79SY.GQ

Mapcode Global: WH7Z9.J4TF

Entry Name: Woodslee,burial mound 250m SW of

Scheduled Date: 11 August 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4722

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: mound (ritual or funerary)

Location: Canonbie

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire


The monument is a burial mound of the later Neolithic or earlier Bronze Age (some 3000 to 5000 years old) situated in a field close to the steading of Woodslee farm, adjacent to a disused quarry. The mound measures 20m in diameter and is up to 1m high. It shows signs of sight disturbance but the burials beneath it and dug into it will have survived virtually intact. An area measuring 30m in diameter centred on the mound is proposed for scheduling to include the mound and a small area around it in which traces of activity associated with its use will survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved burial mound of the Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric burial practices. In addition the mound will cover a fragment of the contemporary old land surface; examination of this would add to our knowledge of prehistoric land use.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NY 37 SE 7.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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