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Cairn Buy,cairn 720m north west of Garheugh

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

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Latitude: 54.8233 / 54°49'23"N

Longitude: -4.697 / 4°41'49"W

OS Eastings: 226833

OS Northings: 550940

OS Grid: NX268509

Mapcode National: GBR GHSY.TGP

Mapcode Global: WH2SY.T1J6

Entry Name: Cairn Buy,cairn 720m NW of Garheugh

Scheduled Date: 4 August 1953

Last Amended: 14 September 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1923

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Mochrum

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire

Statement of Scheduling

The site is of national importance as an unusually well preserved

round cairn with the potential for increasing understanding of bronze age burial and ceremonial practices. It is of further importance for sealing an old ground surface in which evidence for contemporary vegetation and environmental conditions will be preserved.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The case arose from checking of old schedulings, during which it was discovered that the cairn scheduled with this one had been wrongly located on the scheduling documents, and that the original location point for the scheduling had disappeared.

The monument is adequately described on the attached documents. There are no known difficulties in its preservation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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