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Quarter Farm,clearance cairns 770m ENE of

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

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Latitude: 54.9796 / 54°58'46"N

Longitude: -4.8245 / 4°49'28"W

OS Eastings: 219348

OS Northings: 568652

OS Grid: NX193686

Mapcode National: GBR 41.XKD5

Mapcode Global: WH2S3.V3TC

Entry Name: Quarter Farm,clearance cairns 770m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4796

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field clearance cairn, cairnfield

Location: New Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument consists of as many as 24 field clearance cairns, between which may survive the remains of timber structures, of the late neolithic or Bronze Age. The cairns are up to about 4m in diameter and 0.4m high. The area to be scheduled includes the cairns and an area around them within which traces of activity associated with their use may be found. It measures 150m NE-SW by 100m transversely, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as field clearance cairns of the late Neolithic or Bronze Age which have the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement and agriculture in the area. It is of particular importance because of the survival of a number of sites of similar date and function in the vicinity; the study of this group has the potential to increase greatly our knowledge of the development and organisation of the prehistoric landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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