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Quarter Farm,farmstead 1050m SSE of

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

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Latitude: 54.9669 / 54°58'0"N

Longitude: -4.8282 / 4°49'41"W

OS Eastings: 219053

OS Northings: 567243

OS Grid: NX190672

Mapcode National: GBR 41.YBKN

Mapcode Global: WH2S3.TF15

Entry Name: Quarter Farm,farmstead 1050m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4805

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 the haughland on the E bank of the Cross Water of Luce, consisting of three rectangular buildings and traces of other possible buildings. All of the remains are covered in a layer of peat and, therefore, descriptions and dimensions are approximate. The northernmost building measures 17m NE-SW by 4m transversely within walls 1m thick and 0.4m high. About 20m to the SE is a second building measuring 6m by 5m. 20m to the SE of the second there is a third building measuring 4m by 3m.

There are traces of other, possible buildings between the three and to the NE. All are obscured by deep vegetation. The area to be scheduled includes the buildings and an area around them within which traces of activity associated with their use may be found. It measures 100m NNW-SSE by a maximum of 50m transversely, bounded by the Cross Water of Luce on the SW, 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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


No Bibliography entries for this designation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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