Report on the Excavation of (1) A Long Segmented Chambered Cairn, (2) A Bronze Age Cairn, and (3) A Hut-Circle, in the Parish of Minnigaff, Stewartry of Kirkcudbright
Flint, Artefacts, Hearth, Floor, Round Cairn, Portal Stones, Charcoal Sherds, Long Cairn, Doorway, Stone Wall, Stone Setting, Cist
A long cairn at Drannandow was very badly denuded and much disturbed. The cairn was near oval and five separate chambers were revealed by excavation. Four of the chambers were split into two compartments. No passage was identified. There were no portal stones and no artefacts. Two cists were found within a nearby round cairn. The central cist was surrounded by a stone setting and contained a Food Vessel, an unworked flint and a fragment of charcoal. Sherds of a Food Vessel were found within the secondary cist. A hut-circle in Knockman Wood was a shallow oval depression with a doorway composed of two portal stones. The hut had been formed of a stone wall. A roughly paved floor and a hearth were revealed in the interior.