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Marklach,hut circles and field system 1900m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Galloway and Wigtown West, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.018 / 55°1'4"N

Longitude: -4.8832 / 4°52'59"W

OS Eastings: 215770

OS Northings: 573078

OS Grid: NX157730

Mapcode National: GBR GHBF.S0Y

Mapcode Global: WH2RW.Y4VF

Entry Name: Marklach,hut circles and field system 1900m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4834

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: New Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument consists of two hut circles and associated field system of the Bronze Age or Iron Age. The SW hut circle measures 7.5m in internal diameter within a wall 2m thick and up to 0.3m high. The other hut circle, 220m to the NE, measures 6.9m in diameter within a wall of similar dimensions. Both huts sit within an extensive field system consisting of massive banks of field clearance stones, mostly buried under the blanket peat but visible in parts in drains and on the surface. The area to be scheduled includes the hut circles, part of the field system, and an area around them within whichtraces of activity associated with their use may be found. It measures 400m NE-SW by 150m 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/Iron Age which have the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement and agriculture in the area. It is of particular importance because of the survival of a number of similar monuments in the vicinity; the study of this group has the potential to increase greatly our knowledge of the development and organisation of the prehistoric landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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