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Muldaddie,fort 510m south west of

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

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Latitude: 54.7167 / 54°43'0"N

Longitude: -4.9645 / 4°57'52"W

OS Eastings: 209149

OS Northings: 539778

OS Grid: NX091397

Mapcode National: GBR GJ37.QPY

Mapcode Global: WH2T6.QP4Z

Entry Name: Muldaddie,fort 510m SW of

Scheduled Date: 15 October 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4776

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 high,steep-sided promontory to the SW of Muldaddie Hill. The promontory is defended by a rampart, 4m thick and 0.5m high, and external ditch, 4m wide and 0.8m deep. The entrance is to the SE where the defences stop short of the cliff-top. The interior measures 26m NE-SW by up to 20m transversely.

The area to be scheduled includes the fort and an area around it within which traces of activity associated with its use may be found. It respects tha shape of the monument and measures a maximum of 50m NE-SW by a maximum of 40m transversely, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a fort of the Iron Age which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement in the area. It is of particular importance because of the survival of a number of other forts in the W Rhins; the study of this group has the potential to increase greatly our knowledge of the organisation of the prehistoric landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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