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Markdhu,hut circle 1020m north east of

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

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Latitude: 55.0309 / 55°1'51"N

Longitude: -4.8318 / 4°49'54"W

OS Eastings: 219107

OS Northings: 574373

OS Grid: NX191743

Mapcode National: GBR 41.T3QW

Mapcode Global: WH2RQ.RT93

Entry Name: Markdhu,hut circle 1020m NE of

Scheduled Date: 22 March 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5066

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 which occupies a low peat covered knoll. It is visible as a low circular bank 2m wide and 0.2m high enclosing an area 7m in diameter. The area to be scheduled encloses the hut circle and an area around it in which traces of activity associated with its use may be found. The area measures 30m in diameter, centered on the hut circle, 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 enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement patterns. 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



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 17 SE 51.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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