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Knockiebae,clearance cairns 1100m NNE of

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

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Latitude: 54.9631 / 54°57'47"N

Longitude: -4.8387 / 4°50'19"W

OS Eastings: 218363

OS Northings: 566855

OS Grid: NX183668

Mapcode National: GBR 41.YG4Q

Mapcode Global: WH2S3.NJ21

Entry Name: Knockiebae,clearance cairns 1100m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4824

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field or field system

Location: New Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument is a group of at least 20 well-preserved field clearance cairns of the late neolithic or Bronze Age at the SW endof a scatter of cairns on the SE flank of Wee Milldown. The cairns, between which may survive the remains of timber structures, measureup to 4m in diameter and 0.5m high. The area to be scheduledincludes the group of cairns and an area around them within whichtraces of activity associated with their use may be found. It measures 150m NE-SW by 100m transversely, as marked in red on theattached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as well-preserved field clearance cairns of the late Neolithic or Bronze Age which have the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement and agriculture. It is of particular importance because of the survival of a number of similar monuments 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



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 16 NE 131.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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