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White Cairn, Gelston


<b>White Cairn, Gelston</b>Posted by markj99Image © Mark Johnstone
Nearest Town:Castle Douglas (4km N)
OS Ref (GB):   NX75555850 / Sheet: 84
Latitude:54° 54' 19.99" N
Longitude:   3° 56' 28.48" W

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White Cairn, Gelston was a cairn 1 mile W of Gelston, a small community near Castle Douglas.
Canmore ID 64467 (go to Links) says the "remains of this cairn consist of two large stones set in line east to west with an indeterminate scatter of small stones to the south. The west stone is 3.0m long by 0.6m wide and 1.0m high, the other being approx half this size." This entry dates to 1968 and things have changed since then. On 14.09.19 two large stones corresponding to the 1968 entry were piled in the corner of a field with an old tyre at the expected grid reference. There is a third small stone beside the pair of stones but the scattered stones have been removed. The destruction of the cairn has been completed. The remaining two large stones were thought to have been part of the cist originally.
It was more of a practical exercise to find the site of the destroyed cairn than a walk to an existing cairn.
Posted by markj99
3rd April 2020ce
Edited 25th July 2020ce


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Canmore ID 64467

White Cairn, Gelston
Posted by markj99
25th July 2020ce