Wood Cairn, Eldrig Fell

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Site Type CAIRN
Canmore ID 62293
Site Number NX26NE 1
NGR NX 2523 6871
Council DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Parish KIRKCOWAN
Former Region DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Former District WIGTOWN
Former County WIGTOWNSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NX26NE 1 2523 6871.

(NX 2523 6870) Wood Cairn (NR)
OS 6" map (1957)

A large circular cairn 50' in diameter and 6' high, rather dilapidated and surmounted by a surveyors' cairn but there is no indication of its having been excavated.
RCAHMS 1912, visited 1911

NX 2523 6871. A cairn generally as described by the previous authority. It measures 18.0m in diameter and has a maximum height of 2.2m. The name could not be confirmed locally.
Surveyed at 1:10 000.
Visited by OS (BS) 28 June 1976.

Scheduled as Wood Cairn, cairn, Eldrig Fell.
Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 23 February 2001.

 
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): 41-2, No.107 Held at RCAHMS A.1.1.INV(4).R

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