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Pularyan,hut circle 850m west of

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

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Latitude: 54.9743 / 54°58'27"N

Longitude: -4.9167 / 4°55'0"W

OS Eastings: 213424

OS Northings: 568305

OS Grid: NX134683

Mapcode National: GBR GH7K.GNG

Mapcode Global: WH2S2.F7YF

Entry Name: Pularyan,hut circle 850m W of

Scheduled Date: 21 October 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5132

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 can be seen as a low bank about 6m in diameter and 0.2m high, several stones are visible in the bank and the entrance is probably on the ESE. It lies on open moorland 250m WNW of the sheep ree 600m W of Pularyan.

The area to be scheduled is 30m square, aligned N-S, to include the hut circle and an area around in which traces of activities associated with its construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as one of several hut circles in similar situations with a potential contribution to our understanding of prehistoric habituation in the upland zone and subsequent retreat from it.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 16 NW 82.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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