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Barncorkrie,farmstead 450m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Stranraer and the Rhins, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.6839 / 54°41'2"N

Longitude: -4.9524 / 4°57'8"W

OS Eastings: 209779

OS Northings: 536098

OS Grid: NX097360

Mapcode National: GBR GJ4B.B95

Mapcode Global: WH2TD.WJXL

Entry Name: Barncorkrie,farmstead 450m NE of

Scheduled Date: 19 March 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4732

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: farmstead

Location: Kirkmaiden

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Stranraer and the Rhins

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument is a pre-improvement farmstead situated on a ridge inthe gully known as Balloch to the NE of Barncorkrie. It consists ofa single rectangular building of three compartments, measuring 18.5mNNE-SSW by 4m within a wall 0.7m thick and 0.3m high. To the E aretwo partially enclosed terraces containing traces of rig-and-furrowcultivation. The area to be scheduled includes the farmstead and anarea around it within which traces of activity associated with itsuse may be found. It measures 60m NNE-SSW by 30m transversely, asmarked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a pre-improvement farmstead which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of medieval and later settlement in the area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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