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Brockloch,farmstead and field system 1000m WNW of Fraserford

A Scheduled Monument in Mid and Upper Nithsdale, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.1388 / 55°8'19"N

Longitude: -3.8801 / 3°52'48"W

OS Eastings: 280249

OS Northings: 584325

OS Grid: NX802843

Mapcode National: GBR 19B0.RP

Mapcode Global: WH4V2.C3KD

Entry Name: Brockloch,farmstead and field system 1000m WNW of Fraserford

Scheduled Date: 17 May 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5694

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: farmstead

Location: Dunscore

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid and Upper Nithsdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire


The monument consists of the remains of a pre-improvement agricultural farmstead and associated buildings.

The farmstead, Brockloch, is situated on a S-facing slope in what is now rough grazing land. It predates the nineteenth century agricultural reorganisation of the area, and was probably a small mixed farm, relying heavily upon stock-rearing. The visible remains sit on a slight terrace, probably artificial, and consist of the ruined lower walls of four separate buildings: a two-chambered dwelling house, a two-chambered byre/stable to the E and a barn and corn-drying kiln to the W. Two enclosures are associated, one backing the byre/stable, the second linking the house, barn and kiln.

An extensive field system, consisting of the remains of walls and field clearance, lies to the SW, S and SE of the farmstead. The area to be scheduled is irregular, 400m E-W by 290m N-S, to include the buildings of the farmstead and the field system as described and an area around it in which evidence relating to their construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved and apparently simple example of a small farmstead immediately predating the wholesale agricultural reorganisation of the nineteenth century. It clearly displays all of the essential elements typical of such settlements, and has the potential, through documentary and archaeological research, to increase our knowledge of rural society and economy in the early modern period.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX88SW 1.1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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