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Meikle Larbrax,farmstead 1040m north west of

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

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Latitude: 54.9025 / 54°54'9"N

Longitude: -5.1722 / 5°10'19"W

OS Eastings: 196715

OS Northings: 561030

OS Grid: NW967610

Mapcode National: GBR FHLR.KLN

Mapcode Global: WH1R6.J18H

Entry Name: Meikle Larbrax,farmstead 1040m NW of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4838

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: farmstead

Location: Leswalt

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Stranraer and the Rhins

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument is a pre-improvement farmstead situated immediately above the high-water mark and below the raised beach. It comprises a rectangular building and an enclosure. The building has two compartments and measures 12.6m by 4.4m within clay-bonded walls 0.5m thick and 1.3m high. The enclosure, which may be a second building, measures 4.3m by 3.9m within walls 0.8m thick and 0.7m high.

A terraced track leads from the buildings up to the top of the raised beach where there are extensive traces of rig-and-furrow cultivation. The area to be scheduled includes the building, the enclosure, the track, part of the cultivation traces, and an area around them within which traces of activity associated with their use may be found. It measures 150m NE-SW by 100m transversely, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a pre-improvement farmstead which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of medieval and later settlement and agriculture in the area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


No Bibliography entries for this designation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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