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Mid Gleniron,rectangular buildings and cairns 1350m north east of

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

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Latitude: 54.9221 / 54°55'19"N

Longitude: -4.8127 / 4°48'45"W

OS Eastings: 219846

OS Northings: 562222

OS Grid: NX198622

Mapcode National: GBR GHHP.VMF

Mapcode Global: WH2SB.1KJ0

Entry Name: Mid Gleniron,rectangular buildings and cairns 1350m NE of

Scheduled Date: 22 March 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5042

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: platform settlement

Location: New Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


This farmstead is situated on the edge of a boggy area on the E slope of Gleniron Fell 60m SW of the march dyke between Mid Gleniron Dalnigower. There are two rectangular buildings 18m apart on a WSW ENE axis. To the W side of the WSW building are four clearance cairns. The buildings are similar in size being about 6m by 3m internally. The proposed scheduling area extends 40m WSW ENE and 30m NNW SSE to include both buildings and cairns and any possible hidden traces of field system in the immediate vicinity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance as a good field example of a pre-improvement farmstead. As one of a group such farmsteads in this area it is important because of the potential study of the group as a whole has to enhance understanding of the pre-improvement management and land use of the fells.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 16 SE 69.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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