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Kirriemore Hill

Kirriemore or Kirriemore Hill (like Water of Deugh also called "King's Cairn") is a megalithic complex of the Bargrennan Tomb type . It is located between the Bencallen Hill and White Cairn facilities in Glentrool, near Newton Stewart near the South Ayrshire border in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland .

Of the only fourteen specimens of the type, the majority are in Dumfries and Galloway. The name of the group, whose characteristic is a passage tomb in the round hill, was the White Cairn of Bargrennan.

The large, relatively well-preserved, slightly oval cairn made of very small stones is located on a low hill on the slopes of Kirriemore Hill, north of Kirriemore Burn. Despite the lack of stones on the northwest side, the more than three meter high cairn with a diameter of about thirty meters is an impressive monument. The stones in the middle rise up to a height of 4.5 meters. At the top there is a 1.2 meter high passage tomb made of rough stones. The intact, but collapsing chamber has the remains of a corridor that opens to the southeast.


  • Vicky Cummings, Chris Fowler: From Cairn to Cemetery. An Archaeological Investigation of the Chambered Cairns and Early Bronze Age Mortuary Deposits at Cairnderry and Bargrennan White Cairn, south-west Scotland (= BAR. British Series. 434). Archaeopress, Oxford 2007, ISBN 978-1-4073-0039-9 .
  • Jürgen E. Walkowitz: The megalithic syndrome. European cult sites of the Stone Age (= contributions to the prehistory and early history of Central Europe. Vol. 36). Beier & Beran, Langenweißbach 2003, ISBN 3-930036-70-3 .

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Coordinates: 55 ° 8 ′ 12.5 ″  N , 4 ° 32 ′ 49.5 ″  W.