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Barncorkrie,hut circles & field system 520m NNW of

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

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Latitude: 54.6851 / 54°41'6"N

Longitude: -4.9602 / 4°57'36"W

OS Eastings: 209283

OS Northings: 536255

OS Grid: NX092362

Mapcode National: GBR GJ4B.0QV

Mapcode Global: WH2TD.SH6N

Entry Name: Barncorkrie,hut circles & field system 520m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 15 October 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4771

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field or field system

Location: Kirkmaiden

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Stranraer and the Rhins

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument consists of three hut circles, an enclosure, and field system of the Bronze Age or Iron Age situated on the S flank of Barncorkrie Moor. The W hut circle measures 5.9m in diameter within a wall 1.5m thick and 0.3m high. About 20m to the NE, the middle hut circle has been cut into a slope and measures 7.6m in diameter within a wall of similar dimensions.

This house is crossed by a modern fence. To the N of the two hut circles is an enclosure measuring 10m by 7.5m internally. About 80m to the E of the middle hut circle, across a small burn, is the third hut circle. This has been scooped deeply into a slope, measures 7.5m in diameter, and has a small rectangular structure built overlying it. Around the hut circles are the remains of field boundary banks.

The area to be scheduled includes the hut circles, the enclosure, part of the field system, and an area around them within which traces of activity associated with their use may be found. It measures 200m E-W by 120m transversely, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as hut circles and field system of the Bronze Age or Iron Age which have the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement in the area. It is of particular importance because it is one of only a few similar sites surviving in the W Rhins.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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