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Sheuchan's Cairn, chambered cairn, Highlandman's Rig

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

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Latitude: 55.1213 / 55°7'16"N

Longitude: -4.6079 / 4°36'28"W

OS Eastings: 233795

OS Northings: 583876

OS Grid: NX337838

Mapcode National: GBR 4B.MFB9

Mapcode Global: WH3SL.6J1S

Entry Name: Sheuchan's Cairn, chambered cairn, Highlandman's Rig

Scheduled Date: 26 May 1938

Last Amended: 29 October 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1041

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Minnigaff

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire


The monument comprises a prehistoric chambered burial cairn. It is already scheduled, but this rescheduling extends the protected area to provide more adequate protection to the area of archaeological significance.

The cairn stands on a ridge at about 280m OD. It measures approximately 18m to 20m across, and stands up to 2m in height. A central chamber has been revealed by past stone-robbing, and a large dislodged slab may represent a capstone.

The area now to be scheduled is circular, 40m in diameter and centred on the cairn, to include the cairn and an area around it in which evidence relating to its construction and use may survive, 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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