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Mid Gleniron

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  • NGR
    NX 1918 6240
  • Latitude, longitude
    54.923445N, 4.823166W
  • Archaeological notes
    NX16SE 18 1918 6240. (NX 191622) Cairns (NR) (Nine shown) OS 6" map (1957) A group of cairn-like mounds, some domical, others low and concave with a diameter of from 12' to 15'. Where the slope of the hill is gradual, and the surface free from rock, they stretch for a long way to the north. RCAHMS 1912, visited 1911 On a gentle surfacing slope are about a dozen clearance cairns the largest of which is 5.0m in diameter and 0.7m high. Although of the heather has been burnt off recently there is no trace of any field walls or lynchets. Visited by OS (BS) 10 May 1976 A hut circle is situated within a group of small cairns which extends along the W flank of Gleniron Fell for a distance of about 500m to the N of Mirren's Croft and measures 5.5m in diameter within a stony bank 1.3m thick and between 0.2m and 0.4m high; its entrance is on the SSE. About forty small cairns are visible, the majority situated on the gentle slope immediately N of Mirren's Croft, an old field of relatively recent date; a few are scattered along a natural terrace to the N of the hut circle. The cairns vary from 2m to 4m in diameter and the largest are about 0.5m in height. At least one stony bank is visible amongst the cairns between the hut-circle and Mirren' s Croft. RCAHMS 1987, visited (SH) 17 June 1986
  • Architectural notes

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Wigtownshire, Sheet 111846-7