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Drumacissock, hut circle 990m SSE of Awies

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Galloway and Wigtown West, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9747 / 54°58'28"N

Longitude: -4.9444 / 4°56'39"W

OS Eastings: 211650

OS Northings: 568415

OS Grid: NX116684

Mapcode National: GBR GH5K.FY3

Mapcode Global: WH2S2.07S6

Entry Name: Drumacissock, hut circle 990m SSE of Awies

Scheduled Date: 5 October 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7073

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Inch

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire

Description

The monument comprises a hut circle of prehistoric date, visible as turf-covered wall footings.

The monument lies in rough pasture at around 195m OD. It comprises a hut circle measuring about 4.5m in internal diameter. The walls survive as a stony bank measuring up to 2m thick by about 0.4m in height. There is an entrance on the ESE. Hut circles such as this are characteristic of Bronze and Iron Age settlement sites and represent the remains of timber-roofed roundhouses.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 35m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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