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Knockiebae,hut circle and enclosure 600m south east of

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

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Latitude: 54.9522 / 54°57'7"N

Longitude: -4.8382 / 4°50'17"W

OS Eastings: 218348

OS Northings: 565637

OS Grid: NX183656

Mapcode National: GBR 41.Z28G

Mapcode Global: WH2S3.NS9F

Entry Name: Knockiebae,hut circle and enclosure 600m SE of

Scheduled Date: 18 December 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4899

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 and enclosure of the Bronze Age or Iron Age situated on a terrace to the W of the Hill Malbreedia Burn. The hut circle measures 7.3m in diameter within a wall 1.5m thick and 0.5m high with its entrance to the E. It lies within an enclosure defined by a bank up to 2.5m thick and 0.5m high on the N, W, and S,and by the terrace edge on the E. It measures c 60m N-S by at least 40m transversely.

The area to be scheduled includes the hut circle and enclosure and an area around them within which traces of activity associated with their use may be found. It respects the shape of the monument and measures a maximum of 75m N-S by a maximumof 70m transversely, bounded by, but excluding, the burn to the E,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 and enclosure 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 sites 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 25.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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