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Knockiebae,clearance cairns 350m north of

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

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Latitude: 54.9581 / 54°57'29"N

Longitude: -4.8468 / 4°50'48"W

OS Eastings: 217820

OS Northings: 566311

OS Grid: NX178663

Mapcode National: GBR 41.YL8R

Mapcode Global: WH2S3.JM6Y

Entry Name: Knockiebae,clearance cairns 350m N of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4846

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 consists of fifteen field clearance cairns, betweenwhich may survive the remains of timber structures, of the lateneolithic or Bronze Age. The cairns measure up to about 4m indiameter and 0.4m high. The area to be scheduled includes the cairnsand an area around them within which traces of activity associatedwith their use may be found. It measures 150m NNW-SSE by 150mtransversely, 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 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


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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