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Court Cairn, The May


<b>Court Cairn, The May</b>Posted by markj99Image © Mark Johnstone
Nearest Town:Wigtown (13km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   NX30265144 / Sheet: 82
Latitude:54° 49' 43.82" N
Longitude:   4° 38' 34.18" W

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Court Cairn, The May was an important cairn where criminals were brought to trial according to Canmore ID 62914 (go to Links). However the cairn has been robbed out and only a low grassy mound remains on the top of a natural knoll adjacent to The May farmhouse. The cairn is around 10 yards in diameter and I yard high with the unwelcome addition of a 2 foot modern cairn on top. Some large field clearance stones have been dumped on the cairn, adding insult to injury.
I found a flat dressed stone, 4 x 2 x 0.5 feet 20 yards W of the cairn, which may have been a kerb stone.

Court Cairn is one of a small cluster of cairns at The May consisting of Court Cairn, The May and Lang Rigs.

Directions: At the top of the A75 Glenluce Bypass take the A747 Port William road. After 3.5 miles pass through Auchenmalg continuing along the coast to the Rocks of Garheugh, a series of sharp corners uphill. Take the next L signposted as B7005 Wigtown. After 2.5 miles turn L at Culshabbin for Kirkcowan via Drumwalt. Court Cairn, The May is 0.4 miles on the L at The May farm. There is room to park in a gateway adjacent to the field.
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4th October 2020ce
Edited 20th July 2023ce


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4th October 2020ce

Canmore ID 62914

Court Cairn, The May
Posted by markj99
4th October 2020ce