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Meikle Larbrax,hut circles 460m north west of

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

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Latitude: 54.9023 / 54°54'8"N

Longitude: -5.163 / 5°9'46"W

OS Eastings: 197301

OS Northings: 560974

OS Grid: NW973609

Mapcode National: GBR FHMR.HTC

Mapcode Global: WH1R6.N1MP

Entry Name: Meikle Larbrax,hut circles 460m NW of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4792

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Leswalt

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Stranraer and the Rhins

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument consists of two hut circles of the Bronze Age or IronAge situated in recently improved land on Larbrax Moor. The NE hutcircle measures 7.3m in diameter within a wall 1.5m thick and 0.4mhigh. The other, about 30m to the SW, survives as a scoop in thegentle hill-slope, measuring 9m in diameter with a low wall on theSE (downhill) side. The area to be preserved includes the hutcircles and an area around them within which traces of activityassociated with their use may be found. It measures 70m NE-SW by 30mtransversely, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as two hut circles of the Bronze Age or Iron Age which have the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of the prehistoric settlement of the area. They are of particular importance because they are among only a few survivors of this type of monument in the W Rhins.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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