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Markdhu,hut circle 730m north east of

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.0287 / 55°1'43"N

Longitude: -4.8342 / 4°50'3"W

OS Eastings: 218944

OS Northings: 574137

OS Grid: NX189741

Mapcode National: GBR 41.T951

Mapcode Global: WH2RQ.QV5S

Entry Name: Markdhu,hut circle 730m NE of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4843

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

Description

The monument is a hut circle of the later Bronze Age or Iron Age, measuring 5m in diameter within a wall surviving as a stony bank 1.5m thick and 0.3m high. The entrance through the wall is on the SE. The area to be scheduled includes the hut circle and an area around it within which traces of activity associated with its use may be

found. The area measures 30m in diameter, centred on the monument,as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a hut circle of the later Bronze Age or Iron Age which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement. It is particularly important because of the number of similar monuments in the area; 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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RCAHMS - NX 17 SE 53

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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