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Glenwhilly,hut circle and field clearance cairns 1500m north west of

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

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Latitude: 55.0125 / 55°0'45"N

Longitude: -4.8774 / 4°52'38"W

OS Eastings: 216115

OS Northings: 572451

OS Grid: NX161724

Mapcode National: GBR GHBG.GMS

Mapcode Global: WH2RX.18QN

Entry Name: Glenwhilly,hut circle and field clearance cairns 1500m NW of

Scheduled Date: 29 October 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4865

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 a hut circle and field clearance cairns of the later Bronze Age or Iron Age. The hut circle is situated at the bottom of a slope in boggy ground and measures 9m in diameter within a wall up to 0.5m high and 1.7m wide. There are at least 6 cairns on the hillslope to the NW. The area to be scheduled includes the hut circle, the clearance cairns, and an area around them within which traces of activity associated with their use may be found. It is a square measuring 150m NE-SW by 150m transversely, 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 and field cairns of the later Bronze Age or Iron Age which has the potential to greatly enhance our understanding of prehistoric settlement in the area. It is particularly important because of the survival of a number 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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