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Little Larg,burnt mound 1850m SSW of

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

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Latitude: 54.94 / 54°56'23"N

Longitude: -4.8789 / 4°52'43"W

OS Eastings: 215685

OS Northings: 564382

OS Grid: NX156643

Mapcode National: GBR GHBN.7Y8

Mapcode Global: WH2S9.1308

Entry Name: Little Larg,burnt mound 1850m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 22 March 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5048

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: burnt mound

Location: Inch

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


This burnt mound lies on a burn on the E side of Inchbread Hill 20m NW of the march dyke with Mains of Larg. It is crescentic in plan, 9.5m by 7m and 0.2m to 0.4m high with its hollow on the SE facing the burn.

The area proposed for scheduling is a 20m radius circle centred on the hollow and including the mound and the immediately adjacent area, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance as one of a small group of burnt mounds which are so far unstudied but should contain information, accessible through excavation, regarding the function of such sites and their association with other elements of contemporary agricultural settlement.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 16 SE 80.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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