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Mid Gleniron,hut circles and field systems 850m north east of

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

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Latitude: 54.9178 / 54°55'4"N

Longitude: -4.8177 / 4°49'3"W

OS Eastings: 219505

OS Northings: 561755

OS Grid: NX195617

Mapcode National: GBR GHGQ.5ZF

Mapcode Global: WH2S9.ZN1B

Entry Name: Mid Gleniron,hut circles and field systems 850m NE of

Scheduled Date: 18 September 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5067

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


Four hut circles and associated field systems are spread over a distance of c. 500m on the S slope of Gleniron Fell. Three houses have entrances on the SE and the easternmost with one to the ESE. The W house is about 8.5m in diameter and 0.3m high. There is a roughly rectangular enclosure immediately outside the entrance. Some 200m to the E the second house is 7m in diameter and 0.4m high. The third one about 25m to the E is 9.2m in diameter with a wall about 1.7m wide.

The E is the poorest preserved, surviving as an oval platform 9.4m by 8.5m with a stony scarp to the SE. These hut circles sit amidst a 500m stretch of stone clearance cairns to the W and banks and massive spreads of stones to the E. The proposed scheduling would cover the whole of this area extending 600m EW from NX1920E to 1980E and 300m NS from NX6160N to 6190N.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This group of monuments is of national importance as a fine example of a preserved late-prehistoric landscape. Its membership of a wider group of such sites in the area offers the potential for studies of location, siting and land-use to enhance archaeological understanding of land-use and management of an upland area in this period, while through excavation further information upon these topics, and upon the causes underlying subsequent abandonment of the area, could be made available.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 16 SE 19.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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