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Hardcroft,hut circle 1000m ESE of

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

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Latitude: 54.9422 / 54°56'31"N

Longitude: -4.8182 / 4°49'5"W

OS Eastings: 219583

OS Northings: 564468

OS Grid: NX195644

Mapcode National: GBR 42.ZLWD

Mapcode Global: WH2S9.Y1SL

Entry Name: Hardcroft,hut circle 1000m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 18 December 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4907

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 Bronze Age or Iron Age situated beside the track to Kilhern. It measures c 8m in diameter within alow wall 1.7m thick and 0.2m high. Although the wall is less well-preserved than most of the other hut circles in the area, the important internal area of the monument survives intact. To the NE are clearance cairns and traces of field boundary banks.

The area to be scheduled includes the hut circle and an area around it within which traces of activity associated with its use may be found. It measures a maximum of 110m NE-SW by a maximum of 60m transversely, bounded by, but excluding, the track to the SW, 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 Bronze Age or Iron Age which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement in the area. It is of particular importance because of the survival of a number of similar monuments in the vicinity; 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 16 SE 113.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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