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Markdhu,hut circle 1370m north of

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

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Latitude: 55.0358 / 55°2'8"N

Longitude: -4.84 / 4°50'24"W

OS Eastings: 218608

OS Northings: 574942

OS Grid: NX186749

Mapcode National: GBR 41.SV4C

Mapcode Global: WH2RQ.MPFB

Entry Name: Markdhu,hut circle 1370m N of

Scheduled Date: 18 December 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4911

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 is a hut circle of the later Bronze Age or Iron Age. It has been cut into a gentle slope to produce a level platform for a house 8.7m in diameter within a stony bank 1.5m wide and 0.3m high. The entrance through the bank is to the SE. A stony spread or bank runs around the slope immediately to the NE of the hut. The area to be scheduled includes the hut circle and an area around it in which traces of activity associated with its use may be found. It 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 hut circle 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 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



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 17 SE 48.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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