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Middle Bridge of Cree,cairn 110m WNW of

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

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Latitude: 55.0549 / 55°3'17"N

Longitude: -4.5876 / 4°35'15"W

OS Eastings: 234810

OS Northings: 576444

OS Grid: NX348764

Mapcode National: GBR 4B.RRZ0

Mapcode Global: WH3SZ.H6MN

Entry Name: Middle Bridge of Cree,cairn 110m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 15 February 1938

Last Amended: 29 October 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1943

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Penninghame

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument comprises a prehistoric burial cairn. It is already scheduled, but the protected area is inadequate fully to cover the cairn and the area immediately around: hence this rescheduling.

The cairn, which is located at about 45m OD overlooking the W bank of the River Cree, measures about 23m E-W by 16m, and is approximately oval on plan. It stands up to 1.5m high, and shows no sign of disturbance. It is likely to be of Neolithic date (4000 BP - 2000 BP).

The area now to be scheduled is a rectangle aligned E-W and measuring 45m E-W by 35m N-S, centred on the cairn, to include the cairn and an area around it, in which evidence related to its construction and use may survive, as indicated in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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