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Chambered Cairn

Nearest Town:Langholm (18km WSW)
OS Ref (GB):   NY527862 / Sheet: 79
Latitude:55° 10' 3.63" N
Longitude:   2° 44' 33.38" W

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One source says: "This elongated, pear-shaped mound of stones is the best preserved cairn in Southern Scotland, due probably to its remote location. It lies in the Newcastleton Forest in a clearing next to a forestry track, some distance from any public road.

The cairn measures about 52m in length and at its widest part is 13.5m across. Stone slab chests which served as tombs are buried at various points within it, their locations indicated by upright slabs protruding from the mound.

The site was investigated in the C19th, but there is no published evidence of any result of the enquiry"

But according to RCAHMS,:
"An account of an investigation in 1870, after there had been a considerable disturbance of the cairn, mentions "several stone coffins of various sizes standing exposed". When these were examined nothing was found except a little charcoal in one of them (J Brydon 1872). "

NMRS Number: NY58NW 6
Hob Posted by Hob
27th May 2005ce
Edited 28th May 2005ce