NX1463 : Cairn on Auchmantle Fell

taken 9 years ago, near to Auchmantle, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Cairn on Auchmantle Fell
Cairn on Auchmantle Fell
Originally there were two cairns on this hill. Muckle (big) cairn and Wee Cairn. Muckle Cairn used to contain a burial cist, but apparently the slabs were removed by a farmer for building material at the beginning of the last century and the cairn had been "almost entirely eradicated" when the inventory for the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments was compiled for Wigtownshire in 1911. This may actually be the remains of Wee Cairn, which was noted at the time to be "surmounted by a modern beacon."
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 February, 2008   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 24 February, 2008
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Cairn   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 145 636 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:55.9942N 4:53.7591W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 145 636
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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