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Little Larg,farmstead 1950m south west of,Auchie

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

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Latitude: 54.9416 / 54°56'29"N

Longitude: -4.8914 / 4°53'29"W

OS Eastings: 214890

OS Northings: 564600

OS Grid: NX148646

Mapcode National: GBR GH9N.27N

Mapcode Global: WH2S8.T2Y0

Entry Name: Little Larg,farmstead 1950m SW of,Auchie

Scheduled Date: 6 September 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6011

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: farmstead

Location: Inch

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


This is a group of three buildings, together with remnants of several enclosures to the S, situated on a dry rise surrounded by boggy ground. The walls of the buildings stand, in places, to full height, and are surrounded by traces of rig-and-furrow cultivation.

The area proposed for scheduling is a rectangle 150m NW to SE and 250m NE to SW with its N and S corners at 14906474 and 14886446 respectively. This will include all of the buildings of the monument, the enclosures, the rig-and-furrow and an area around them in which further traces of their use and construction will survive. This area is marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance because it is a very well preserved example of a later pre-improvement farmstead on the edge of marginal land roughly halfway between Cairnscarrow and the Water of Luce. It may preserve much information about the later pre-improvement use and organisation of the landscape especially when put in the context of other nearby farmsteads and shielings.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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