Cruise, Cairn Macneilie

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Alternative Names Cairn Mac Neilie
Site Type CAIRN
Canmore ID 61666
Site Number NX16SE 8
NGR NX 1724 6266
Former District WIGTOWN
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NX16SE 8 1724 6266.

(NX 1724 6265) Cairn MacNeilie (NR)
OS 1:10000 map (1978)

The remains of a large circular cairn, around and over the margin of which great quantities of gathered stone have been deposited. A domical portion in the centre, however, with an elevation of some 3'6", probably contains the original interment. The diameter has been about 56'.

As described by RCAHMS. The original dimensions could not be ascertained due to the stone clearance which has been deposited around the edge. There is nothing significant about the domical portion in the centre. The name is not in local use.
Resurveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (RD) 8 March 1968

This cairn stands on the edge of a terrace 100m NW of Cruise steading. In 1911 the cairn measured 17m in diameter, but it has been used as a dump for field-cleared stones and is now oval, measuring 23.7m by 21.5m and up to 1.6m in height.
RCAHMS 1987, visited (SH) 10 April 1986.

Books and References

RCAHMS (1912) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Fourth report and inventory of monuments and constructions in Galloway, 1, county of Wigtown, Edinburgh
Page(s): 97, No.265 Held at RCAHMS A.1.1.INV(4).R

RCAHMS (1987a) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of East Rhins, Wigtown District, Dumfries and Galloway Region, The archaeological sites and monuments of Scotland series no 26 Edinburgh
Page(s): 16, No.83 Held at RCAHMS A.1.2.ARC/26

Yates, M J (1984) Bronze Age round cairns in Dumfries and Galloway: an inventory and discussion, Brit Archaeol Rep, BAR British, vol.132 Oxford
Page(s): 199 Held at RCAHMS P.81

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