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Markdhu,burnt mound 1090m NNE of

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

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Latitude: 55.0327 / 55°1'57"N

Longitude: -4.8346 / 4°50'4"W

OS Eastings: 218941

OS Northings: 574582

OS Grid: NX189745

Mapcode National: GBR 41.T32H

Mapcode Global: WH2RQ.QR0Q

Entry Name: Markdhu,burnt mound 1090m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4859

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: burnt mound

Location: New Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument is a burnt mound of the prehistoric or medieval periods, possibly covering stone or timber structures, consisting of two oval mounds 3m apart beside a small, unmarked burn. The S mound measures 10m E-W by 5m transversely; the N mound measures 9m E-W by 5m. Both mounds are 2m high from the lowest points beside the burn to their highest points. The area to be scheduled includes the mounds and an area around them in which traces of activity associated with their 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 burnt mound which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric or medieval settlement in the area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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