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Knockiebae,farmstead 1600m north east of

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

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Latitude: 54.9652 / 54°57'54"N

Longitude: -4.8293 / 4°49'45"W

OS Eastings: 218977

OS Northings: 567057

OS Grid: NX189670

Mapcode National: GBR 41.YBBK

Mapcode Global: WH2S3.SGKG

Entry Name: Knockiebae,farmstead 1600m NE of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4785

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 about 100mW of the Cross Water of Luce. It comprises two parallel rectangularbuildings each with attached enclosures, two further rectangularbuildings, fields, an a kiln. The two main buildings are 3m apart.The S building measures 15m E-W by 5m and is divided into threecompartments. Adjoining the building to the S is a sub-rectangularenclosure measuring 22m E-W by 19m transversely.

The N building hastwo compartments and measures 10m E-W by 5m. The adjoining enclosureto the N measures 20m N-S by 17m transversely. On the NE side ofthis is a third rectangular measuring 10m NW-SE by 5m overall. About50m W of the main buildings is a fourth, measuring 9m N-S by 5moverall. The kiln, 6m in diameter, lies about 70m NNW of the mainbuildings.

The area to be scheduled includes the buildings, the enclosures, the kiln, and part of the associated field system. Itmeasures 150m N-S by 150m transversely, as marked in red on theattached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well-preserved example of 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 other farmsteads in the area; the study of this group has the potential to increase greatly 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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