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Knockiebae,burnt mounds 810m NNE of

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

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Latitude: 54.9611 / 54°57'40"N

Longitude: -4.8399 / 4°50'23"W

OS Eastings: 218276

OS Northings: 566633

OS Grid: NX182666

Mapcode National: GBR 41.YFWD

Mapcode Global: WH2S3.MKHL

Entry Name: Knockiebae,burnt mounds 810m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4803

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: burnt mound

Location: New Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument comprises two burnt mounds, which may cover stone or timber structures, of the prehistoric or medieval periods. The NW mound is crescentic and measures 9m NE-SW by 6.8m transversely and 0.6m high. Its open side faces NW. The other mound, 15m to the SE,is alos crescentic and measures 9.5m NW-SE by 6.2m and 0.4m high.Its open side faces NNE. Both were originally on the W side of the burn running out of the Glen of the Dubloch, but this has now been channelled to the W of the mounds. The area to be scheduled includes the mounds and an area around them within which traces of activity associated with their use may be found. It measures 50m in diameter,centred on the mounds, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as burnt mounds of the prehistoric or medieval periods which have the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric or medieval settlement in the area. It is of particular importance because of the survival of a number of other burnt mounds in the vicinity; the study of this group has the potential to increase greatly our knowledge of the development of the prehistoric and medieval landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 16 NE 78.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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