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Cruise,burnt mounds 950m ESE of

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

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Latitude: 54.9229 / 54°55'22"N

Longitude: -4.8359 / 4°50'9"W

OS Eastings: 218358

OS Northings: 562373

OS Grid: NX183623

Mapcode National: GBR GHFP.PMF

Mapcode Global: WH2S9.PJCC

Entry Name: Cruise,burnt mounds 950m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 18 February 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4944

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 consists of two burnt mounds, which may cover timber or stone structures, of the prehistoric or medieval periods. The E mound, overridden by the march dyke between Cruise and Galdenoch, measures c. 9m in diameter and 0.7m high. A hollow in its E side opens onto a small burn. About 10m to the W is the second mound. It measures 12m NE-SW by 6.5m and 0.8m high, and has a hollow at its S end opening SSE and an enclosed hollow at its N end. The area to be scheduled includes the mounds and an area around them within which traces of activity associated with their use may be found. It measures 50m WNW-ESE by 30m transversely.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as prehistoric or medieval burnt mounds which have 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 90.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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