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Cardryne,fort 800m SSW of

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

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Latitude: 54.6454 / 54°38'43"N

Longitude: -4.9247 / 4°55'29"W

OS Eastings: 211381

OS Northings: 531740

OS Grid: NX113317

Mapcode National: GBR GJ6F.JXN

Mapcode Global: WH2TM.BH4M

Entry Name: Cardryne,fort 800m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 15 October 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4758

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Kirkmaiden

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Stranraer and the Rhins

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument is a fort of the Iron Age situated on a narrow

promontory formed by coastal cliffs to the W and S and a stream gully

to the E. The gently sloping promontory has been defended by a bank,

5m wide and 1.5m high, and an external ditch, 7m wide and 1.5m deep.

The defended area measures 34m N-S by a maximum of 8m transversely.

The fort is bisected by a modern fence and the ditch is partly

filled, in its E sector, by an old drystone dyke which also forms

part of the E limit of the defended area. The area to be scheduled includes the defences, the defended area, and an area around them in which traces of activity associated with the occupation of the site

may be found. The area measures a maximum of 60m N-S by 30m transversely, bounded by the cliff edge to the W and S, as marked in

red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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