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Miltonise,burnt mound 1430m NNE of

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

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Latitude: 55.0344 / 55°2'4"N

Longitude: -4.8256 / 4°49'32"W

OS Eastings: 219521

OS Northings: 574753

OS Grid: NX195747

Mapcode National: GBR 41.SZ0Z

Mapcode Global: WH2RQ.VQ8D

Entry Name: Miltonise,burnt mound 1430m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 6 September 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6013

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: burnt mound

Location: New Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument is a burnt mound of the prehistoric or medieval period, which may cover stone or timber structures, situated beside an unnamed burn. It measures 12m NE-SW by 9m transversely and consists of two lobes of burnt material on either side of a shallow depression. Since it is situated on the bank of a burn its height

cannot be accurately measured.

The area to be scheduled includes the mound and an area around it in which traces of activity associated with its use may be found. The area measures 30m in diameter, centred on the mound, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a burnt mound which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric and medieval settlement in the area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 17 SE 66.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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