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Cairnerzean,hut circle 1200m SSW of

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

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Latitude: 54.9573 / 54°57'26"N

Longitude: -4.9039 / 4°54'13"W

OS Eastings: 214166

OS Northings: 566380

OS Grid: NX141663

Mapcode National: GBR GH8L.VY3

Mapcode Global: WH2S2.NN1H

Entry Name: Cairnerzean,hut circle 1200m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 21 October 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5129

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Inch

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


This hut circle which is situated on the SE flank of Cairnerzean Fell is not easily visible in the coarse grass and heather cover. It is 8.2m in diameter within a bank 0.4m high. The entrance is to the ESE. The area proposed for scheduling is a 50m square centred to the S of the hut circle, to include the hut circle and an area around it in which traces of activities associated with its construction and use may survive. It also includes a small cairn 30m to the S. The area is marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance because it is one of a group of hut circles which lie on the E side of Cairnerzean Fell near the edge of the improved land. It lies under peat and will have preserved evidence of buried soils. It contains information with the potential to contribute to our understanding of the prehistoric settlement pattern of this area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 16 NW 77.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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