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Quarter Farm,enclosure 1380m north east of

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

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Latitude: 54.9832 / 54°58'59"N

Longitude: -4.8168 / 4°49'0"W

OS Eastings: 219853

OS Northings: 569030

OS Grid: NX198690

Mapcode National: GBR 42.X16H

Mapcode Global: WH2S3.Z0FM

Entry Name: Quarter Farm,enclosure 1380m NE of

Scheduled Date: 29 October 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4867

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: New Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument is an enclosure of the later Bronze Age or Iron Age situated on the NE side of an old field of rig-and-furrow cultivation. Overlain by the rig-and-furrow field, the enclosure measures about 40m by 30m within a stony bank 1.5m thick and up to 1m high. The bank is faced with large stones. A second bank runs for 30m SE from the E side to disappear under peat. The area to be scheduled includes the enclosure and an area around it within which traces of activity associated with its use may be found. It measures 100m E-W by 100m transversely, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as an enclosure of the later Bronze Age or Iron Age which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement and agriculture in the area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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