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Marklach,field clearance cairns 850m NNE of

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

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Latitude: 55.0204 / 55°1'13"N

Longitude: -4.8516 / 4°51'5"W

OS Eastings: 217800

OS Northings: 573255

OS Grid: NX178732

Mapcode National: GBR 40.TZ1M

Mapcode Global: WH2RX.F2YM

Entry Name: Marklach,field clearance cairns 850m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4844

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field clearance cairn, cairnfield

Location: New Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument consists of at least 12 field clearance cairns between which may survive the remains of timber structures of the later neolithic or Bronze Age. The cairns are up to 7m in diameter, 1m high, and are made of small stones. There are also modern clearance cairns made of larger stones in the same area. The area to be scheduled includes the cairns and an area around them within which traces of activity associated with their use may be found. It is a rectangle measuring 150m NE-SW by 100m transversely, immediately to the NE of the northeasternmost point of the sheepfolds, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as prehistoric field clearance cairns which have the potential to greatly enhance our understanding of prehistoric settlement and agriculture.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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