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Quarter Farm,farmstead 570m north west of

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

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Latitude: 54.9795 / 54°58'46"N

Longitude: -4.843 / 4°50'34"W

OS Eastings: 218162

OS Northings: 568681

OS Grid: NX181686

Mapcode National: GBR 41.XF4K

Mapcode Global: WH2S3.L30H

Entry Name: Quarter Farm,farmstead 570m NW of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4801

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, comprising a single rectangular building, on the W flank of Barleoch Hill. It measures 13m ENE-WSW by 7m overall. Divided into three compartments, its walls are up to 1.5m thick and 0.5m high. The area to be scheduled includes the building and an area around it within which traces of activity associated with its use may be found. It measures 30m in diameter, centred on the monument, 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 in the area. It is of particular importance because of the survival of a number similar sites in the vicinity; the study of this group has the potential to increase greatly our knowledge of the organisation of the medieval and later landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 16 NE 33.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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