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Mid Gleniron,hut circle and cairns 1100m north 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: -4.8234 / 4°49'24"W

OS Eastings: 219164

OS Northings: 562334

OS Grid: NX191623

Mapcode National: GBR GHGP.PCS

Mapcode Global: WH2S9.WJBF

Entry Name: Mid Gleniron,hut circle and cairns 1100m N of

Scheduled Date: 13 March 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4978

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


A group of about forty small cairns extend for about 500m on the W slopes of Gleniron Fell. The hut circle stands on a terrace about 350m N of Mirren's Croft measuring about 5.5m in diameter and 0.2m to 0.4m high, the entrance is on the SSE.

The proposed schedule area covers all of these. The SW corner is at NX1910 6281 and the area extends 100m due E and 300m due N. The slopes are quite boggy and it is reasonable to suppose that other monuments of the Bronze Age may lie beneath the peat.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance as a good field example of an area of Bronze or early Iron Age upland landscape which has been preserved by the encroachment of the peat. As such and as part of a group of monuments it offers the potential, through excavation, to enhance understanding of the land-use and management of the period, and also to shed light upon the reasons for subsequent retreat from these uplands.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 16 SE 18.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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