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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    MID GLENIRON I
  • Canmore ID
    61594
  • Site type
    CAIRN, CHAMBERED CAIRN
  • Parish
    NEW LUCE
  • Council
    WIGTOWNSHIRE
  • NGR
    NX 1867 6100
  • Latitude, longitude
    54.910694N, 4.830231W
  • Archeological notes
    NX16SE 14 1867 6100 to 1867 6099 See also NX16SE 27. (NX 1867 6100) Chambered Cairn (NR) (NX 1867 6099) Cairn (NR) OS 1:10000 map (1978) A chambered long cairn of the Clyde group which excavation by Corcoran in 1963 to 1966 showed to be of multi-period construction. Immediately to the south are the badly disturbed remains of a probable Bronze Age cairn. The original structure was a small oval cairn with a rectangular chamber opening from the north. A second cairn also with a rectangular chamber opening from the north was built close to the entrance of the original cairn. A facade of orthostats and dry-stone walling, built to flank the entrance to the northern chamber, appears to have been part of the final stage of construction which also involved the enclosing of the two earlier cairns within a straight-sided cairn and the addition of a chamber opening from the west. Apart from the expected Neolithic finds nine cremations in cinerary urns were found in the body of the cairn. The bronze Age cairn actually lay 13' south of the long cairn though prior to excavation they had appeared to form one unit. It had been circular 30' to 33' in diameter with a capping of small stones covering a basal layer of large boulders In the centre cremated human bone was found perhaps comntained within a cinerary urn. The finds are in Dumfries Museum. J X W P Corcoran 1969; A S Henshall 1972 NX 1867 6100 A grass-covered long cairn generally as described and measuring 21.0m N-S by 12.0m wide at the N end and 11.0m wide at the S end. Seven metres to the S is the partially grass-covered round cairn 10.2m in diameter and 0.6m high. Surveyed at 1:10 000. Visited by OS (BS) 6 May 1976.
  • Architectural notes
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Related material information

PHOTOGRAPHS

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    Catalogue, material held in the NMRS for : 'Med Gleniron, Wigtownshire' -'Two Chambered Cairns and Three Round Cairns'
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    Excavation of forecourt and facade, N chamber from NE.
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    Excavation of S chamber and inner circular cairn, from NNW.
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    Excavation photograph - eastern limits of long cairn, east of northern chamber, photographed from the east.
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    Excavation photograph- western limits of long cairn, taken from NNW
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    Excavation photograph- western limits of long cairn, WNW of northern chamber; taken from west.
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    Excavation photograph- western limits of long cairn, west of south chamber. Taken from NW
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    Excavation photograph- northern inner circular cairn, NW sector taken from ENE
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    Excavation photograph- northern inner circular carin, NW sector taken from WNW
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    Excavation photograph - northern, inner circular cairn, NW sector from SSW
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    Excavation photograph - northern, inner circular cairn, NW sector from SE.
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    Excavation photograph - southern inner circular cairn, NW sector, taken from NNE.
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    Excavation photograph - western limits of long cairn, west of southern chamber from W
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    Excavation photograph - northern chamber, adit and sill-stone of portal blocking viewed from NW.
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    Excavation photograph - centre of forecourt, facade and northern chamber, viewed from north.

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    Excavation photograph - eastern limits of long cairn, east of northern chamber, photographed from the east.

MANUSCRIPTS

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    List of archive matrial in NMRS
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    Correspondence, draft reports etc
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    Site notebooks JXWP Corcoran

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

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    Plans and sections of excavation Corcoran
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    Comparative plans cairns I and II (filed in box)
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1st edition 6-inch maps

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 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Wigtownshire, Sheet 171846-7