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Markdhu,hut circles and field system 100m north east of

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

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Latitude: 55.0256 / 55°1'32"N

Longitude: -4.8379 / 4°50'16"W

OS Eastings: 218698

OS Northings: 573799

OS Grid: NX186737

Mapcode National: GBR 41.TGBJ

Mapcode Global: WH2RQ.NYG6

Entry Name: Markdhu,hut circles and field system 100m NE of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4848

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 4 hut circles within a field system of broad stony banks and field clearance cairns, dating to the later Bronze Age or Iron Age. The largest hut circle measures 9m in diameter internally; the others 7m in diameter. Their walls survive as low stony banks 0.4m high and 1.5 to 2m wide.

The banks of the field system are up to 3m thick and 0.5m high. The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 630m NE-SW by 300m transversely, bounded by, but not including, the stone dykes to the N, and excluding the above ground portions of the stone dykes included in the scheduled area, 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 later Bronze Age or Iron Age which have the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement and agriculture. It is particularly important because of the survival of a 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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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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