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Torhousekie Farm

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<b>Torhousekie Farm</b>Posted by markj99Image © markj99
Nearest Town:Wigtown (5km E)
OS Ref (GB):   NX37895676 / Sheet: 83
Latitude:54° 52' 44.88" N
Longitude:   4° 31' 37.73" W

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Visited 23.02.20

Torhouskie Farm Cairn lies 200 yards E of the farm. It is in a ruinous state, only the outline of a 25 metre cairn and an earth bank remaining.
Canmore ID 62842 (go to Links) suggests it is a robbed out bell-cairn.
It may be accessed by parking at Torhouse Stone Circle and walking back towards the farm around a quarter of a mile. There is a gate into the adjacent field which provides closer access.
The raised earth bank and intermittent perimeter of stones give a clue as to how impressive this cairn would have been in its youth.
There is a scattering of smaller stones at the centre giving the impression of concentric circles. However, these stones may be a later addition due to field clearance.
Posted by markj99
26th February 2020ce
Edited 25th July 2020ce

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Canmore ID 62842


Torhousekie Farm Cairn
Posted by markj99
25th July 2020ce