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Creebridge, cairn 400m east of

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

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Latitude: 54.9598 / 54°57'35"N

Longitude: -4.4741 / 4°28'26"W

OS Eastings: 241688

OS Northings: 565597

OS Grid: NX416655

Mapcode National: GBR 4H.YN4T

Mapcode Global: WH3TF.7LRL

Entry Name: Creebridge, cairn 400m E of

Scheduled Date: 31 May 1928

Last Amended: 28 August 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1017

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 a round burial cairn of prehistoric date.

The cairn stands immediately S of the B7079 road. It is of bell-shaped profile, with a central mound some 20m across and 3m high set on a platform some 5m wide and up to 1.5m high. On the N the platform has been cut by the road. There is no record of the cairn having been excavated.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 40m in diameter, lacking a small portion on its NNE side, where the S edge of the public road forms the boundary of the area to be scheduled. The area is marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as an apparently undisturbed burial cairn, probably of early Bronze Age date. As such, it has the potential to provide important information about prehistoric burial practices and material culture.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NX 46 NW 13.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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