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Cruise,burnt mound 1730m ENE of

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

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Latitude: 54.9296 / 54°55'46"N

Longitude: -4.8256 / 4°49'32"W

OS Eastings: 219053

OS Northings: 563087

OS Grid: NX190630

Mapcode National: GBR GHGP.2CZ

Mapcode Global: WH2S9.VC98

Entry Name: Cruise,burnt mound 1730m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 18 December 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4905

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 stone or timber structures, of the prehistoric or medieval periods. Situated immediately NW of a rock outcrop it measures 15.5m NW-SE by 11m and 0.8m high. At its SE end is a penannular bank opening onto a burn to the SW. This may be a later, smaller burnt mound overlying the larger one. The area to be scheduled includes the burnt mound and anarea around it within which traces of activity associated with itsuse 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 prehistoric or medieval burnt mound which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric or medieval settlement in the area. It is of particular importance because of the survival of a number of other burnt mounds in the vicinity; the study of this group has the potential to increase greatly our knowledge of the organisation of the prehistoric and medieval landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 16 SE 101.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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