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Miltonise,hut circle and cairns 800m north east of

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

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Latitude: 55.0278 / 55°1'39"N

Longitude: -4.8243 / 4°49'27"W

OS Eastings: 219575

OS Northings: 574005

OS Grid: NX195740

Mapcode National: GBR 41.TCH7

Mapcode Global: WH2RQ.VWWJ

Entry Name: Miltonise,hut circle and cairns 800m NE of

Scheduled Date: 6 September 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6009

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: New Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument consists of a hut circle and clearance cairns of the later Bronze Age or Iron Age. The hut circle occupies a scooped platform and measures 10.5m E-W by 8m transversely. The wall survives as a low stony bank 0.2m high. It is bisected by an old, collapsed field wall. Around the hut circle are at least 20 field clearance cairns. The area to be scheduled includes the hut circle, the cairns, and an area around them in which traces of

activity associated with its use will be found. The area is bounded in part by , but excludes, a modern fence to the S, and is a square measuring 100m N-S by 100m transversely, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a hut circle and field clearance cairns of the later Bronze Age or Iron Age which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement and agriculture in the area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 17 SE 67.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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