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Cairnderry, chambered cairn

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

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Latitude: 55.0852 / 55°5'6"N

Longitude: -4.6401 / 4°38'24"W

OS Eastings: 231589

OS Northings: 579940

OS Grid: NX315799

Mapcode National: GBR 48.PRX9

Mapcode Global: WH2RM.PFMX

Entry Name: Cairnderry, chambered cairn

Scheduled Date: 6 February 1928

Last Amended: 5 September 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1007

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Minnigaff

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire


The monument consists of the remains of a prehistoric chambered burial cairn, situated in a clearing beside a forest ride.

The cairn has been robbed around the edges, and is now about 30m in diameter, although somewhat spread and reduced in height from the original form. It is now little more than 1m high. On the W and SE sides large stones protrude, and may have been part of a kerb or peristalith, indicating an original diameter of about 24m. Within the cairn are three rectangular chambers, set radially, made of large slabs.

The area to be scheduled is irregular, 40m N-S by 35m E-W, bounded on the E by a forest ride and on the other sides by a line some 5m from the foot of the outer slope of the cairn: this corresponds to the area clear of trees in 1995. The area is marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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