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Hardcroft,burnt mound 950m SSE of

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

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Latitude: 54.9385 / 54°56'18"N

Longitude: -4.8228 / 4°49'22"W

OS Eastings: 219270

OS Northings: 564077

OS Grid: NX192640

Mapcode National: GBR 41.ZZSH

Mapcode Global: WH2S9.W4LC

Entry Name: Hardcroft,burnt mound 950m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 18 December 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4913

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 beside a shallow gully near the march dyke with Balneil, it is oval and measures 8.8m NW-SE by 5.2m transversely and up to 0.7m high. The area to be scheduled includes the burnt mound and an area around it within which traces of activity associated with its use may be found. It measures 30m in diameter, centred on the monument,as marked in red on the attached map. The area touches, but excludes, a modern dyke to the S.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a burnt mound of the prehistoric or medieval date which has the potential to enhance 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 95.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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