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Markdhu,hut circles and field system 1250m NNE of

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

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Latitude: 55.034 / 55°2'2"N

Longitude: -4.8348 / 4°50'5"W

OS Eastings: 218933

OS Northings: 574722

OS Grid: NX189747

Mapcode National: GBR 41.SWKX

Mapcode Global: WH2RQ.PQXR

Entry Name: Markdhu,hut circles and field system 1250m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 18 December 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4893

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


Possibly Campbell Walker, 1873. Symmetrical terrace of 6 single storey and attic cottage-orne cottages with single storey schoolhouse to W. Cream sandstone cyclopean rubble with rock-faced bands forming cill and lintel courses, ashlar dressings to principal elevations, snecked rubble to S (rear) elevation. Stop-chamfered reveals and stone mullions.

COTTAGES: tripartite windows at ground, bipartite above to N, E and W elevations, squared basket-arched doorways with boarded doors and decorative wrought-iron hinges, steep-gabled roof with grey slates and fishscale bands, deeply overhanging eaves with bargeboard. Tall, coped rock-faced stacks.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 4 recessed single storey and attic bays to centre; 2 doors to centre flanked by windows, 2 gabled dormers above; 2 M-gabled bays advanced to right and left; each pair with door towards centre bays with tripartite window to each bay at ground and bipartite attic window. Gabled return elevations to left and right with stone canopied door at centre flanked by narrow windows, bipartite to attic. Projecting single storey service wing to S.

S (REAR) ELEVATION: bay to centre with 2 doors flanked by projecting single storey service wings; 2 doors to bay to right with service wing to outer right, mirror image to left (with unfortunate addition of modern dormers and slates). 2 rooflights to centre, 2 to far right, 1 to outer right, 2 modern rooflights set lower to centre.

Diamond-pane leaded glazing pattern to casement windows.


W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3 bays; door with timber gabled porch to centre, flanked by tripartite windows.

N AND S (SIDE) ELEVATIONS: gabled; tripartite window with cusped lights set under steep relieving arch, lower half with sash and case windows and upper blind, divided by stone transom.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: gabled projection at rear with tall stack near apex; modern flat-roofed harled extension.

Plate glass sash and case windows. Leaded fleche to centre of roof; 3 modern rooflights to E elevation.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as hut circles and associated field system of the later Bronze Age or Iron Age which has the potential to greatly enhance our understanding of prehistoric settlement in the area. Its importance is increased by 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



Valuation Rolls, VR 122/14 p73. C McWilliam LOTHIAN (1978) p270.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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