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Knockiebae,hut circle 700m north of

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

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Latitude: 54.9615 / 54°57'41"N

Longitude: -4.8475 / 4°50'51"W

OS Eastings: 217790

OS Northings: 566700

OS Grid: NX177667

Mapcode National: GBR 41.YD46

Mapcode Global: WH2S3.HKW8

Entry Name: Knockiebae,hut circle 700m N of

Scheduled Date: 29 October 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4877

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: New Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument is a hut circle of the Bronze Age or Iron Age situated on the W flank of Slewcarnochan. Buried beneath the blanket peat, it measures about 7m in diameter within a low bank and shows as a slight ring in the surface of the peat. The area to be scheduled includes the hut circle and an area around it within which traces of activity associated with its use may be found. It measures 30m indiameter, centred on the monument, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a hut circle of the Bronze Age or Iron Age which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement 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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