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Knockiebae,burnt mound 880m NNE of

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

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Latitude: 54.9622 / 54°57'43"N

Longitude: -4.8406 / 4°50'26"W

OS Eastings: 218238

OS Northings: 566756

OS Grid: NX182667

Mapcode National: GBR 41.YFPH

Mapcode Global: WH2S3.MJ5R

Entry Name: Knockiebae,burnt mound 880m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 29 October 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4870

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 is a burnt mound, which may cover stone or timberstructures, of the prehistoric or medieval periods. Situated onthe W side of the burn in the Glen of the Dubloch, it is crescenticand measures 13m N-S by 7.9m transversely and up to 0.8m high. Theopen side faces E. The area to be scheduled includes the burnt moundand an area around it within which traces of activity associatedwith its use may be found. It measures 30m in diameter, centred onthe monument, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well-preserved example of a burnt mound which has 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


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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