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Balneil,burnt mound 650m east of

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

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Latitude: 54.9368 / 54°56'12"N

Longitude: -4.8345 / 4°50'4"W

OS Eastings: 218511

OS Northings: 563914

OS Grid: NX185639

Mapcode National: GBR GHFN.Q7P

Mapcode Global: WH2S9.Q51Q

Entry Name: Balneil,burnt mound 650m E of

Scheduled Date: 18 December 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4891

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: burnt mound

Location: New Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument is a burnt mound, which may cover timber or stonestructures, of the prehistoric or medieval periods. Situated at thebottom of the steep W flank of a knoll, it is penannular, openingonto a gully to the NW. It measures 12.5m NE-SW by 8.5m transverselyand 0.6m high. On the SW the mound is overlain by a small penannularbank 3.6m in diameter overall, 1.3m thick and 0.3m high. This may bea smaller later burnt mound. The area to be scheduled includes theburnt mound and an area around it within which traces of activityassociated with its use may be found. It measures 30m in diameter,centred on the mound, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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