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Hardcroft,farmstead 350m ESE of

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

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Latitude: 54.9428 / 54°56'34"N

Longitude: -4.8284 / 4°49'42"W

OS Eastings: 218928

OS Northings: 564566

OS Grid: NX189645

Mapcode National: GBR 41.ZQJ6

Mapcode Global: WH2S9.S1X3

Entry Name: Hardcroft,farmstead 350m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 22 March 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5059

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: farmstead

Location: New Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument is a pre-improvement farmstead situated to the ESE of Hardcroft. It comprises two rectangular buildings, parallel to each other, and a kiln. The larger building has three compartments and measures 10m NE-SW by 5m transversely overall. It has an outshot atits SW end measuring 4m NE-SW by 4.5m. The smaller building, to the SE, measures 6m NE-SW by 4.5m overall.

Both buildings have walls 1m thick and up to 1m high. About 45m to the E is the kiln which measures c 6m in diameter overall. The area to be scheduled includes the buildings, the kiln, and an area around them within which traces of activity associated with their use may be found. It measures 70m E-W by 50m transversely, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a pre-improvement farmstead which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of later medieval settlement and agriculture in the area. It is of particular importance because of the survival of a number of other farmsteads in the vicinity; the study of this group has the potential to increase greatly our knowledge of the organisation of the medieval and later landscape. Additional interest is given by the placename ?Hardcroft? and by the absence of the settlement on the mid-eighteenth century Roy map, suggesting that the farmstead is a late pre-improvement intake.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 16 SE 55.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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