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Knockiebae,farmstead 850m north east of

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

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Latitude: 54.9586 / 54°57'31"N

Longitude: -4.8358 / 4°50'8"W

OS Eastings: 218531

OS Northings: 566345

OS Grid: NX185663

Mapcode National: GBR 41.YNV2

Mapcode Global: WH2S3.PMGH

Entry Name: Knockiebae,farmstead 850m NE of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4784

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 on gently sloping ground to the S of Craigcool. It consists of two rectangular buildings, a rectangular platform scoop, a kiln, and associated field system. The larger building measures 7m NNW-SSE by 6m overall.About 6m to the NW is a second building measuring 7m NW-SE by 5m overall.

To the W of both is a large field of rig-and-furrow cultivation. About 23m SSE of the first building is a rectangular scooped platform which may be the site of a third building. The kilnlies 70m W of the first building, and between the two are traces ofother field boundary walls.

The area to be preserved includes the farmstead, field system, and kiln, and an area around them within which traces of activity associated with their use may be found. It measures a maximum of 120m E-W by 60m transversely, bounded by aburn on the W, 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 medieval and later settlement and agriculture in the area. It is of particular importance because of the survival of a number of a number of other farmstead in the vicinity; the study of this group has the potential to increase our knowledge of the economy and organisation of the medieval and later landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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