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Balneil,field system 1000m north east of

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

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Latitude: 54.9411 / 54°56'27"N

Longitude: -4.8309 / 4°49'51"W

OS Eastings: 218765

OS Northings: 564383

OS Grid: NX187643

Mapcode National: GBR 41.ZXLF

Mapcode Global: WH2S9.R2SD

Entry Name: Balneil,field system 1000m NE of

Scheduled Date: 22 March 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5032

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field or field system

Location: New Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument consists of a number of field clearance cairns, between which may survive the remains of timber structures, of the neolithic or Bronze Age. The cairns measure up to 5m in diameter and 0.6m high. The area to be scheduled includes the cairns and an area around them within which traces of activity associated with theiruse may be found. It measures 150m WNW-ESE by 100m transversely, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a filed system of the Neolithic or Bronze Age which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement and agriculture. It is of particular importance because of the survival of a number of similar sites in the area; 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 125

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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