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Knockiebae,hut circles 1000m NNE of

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

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Latitude: 54.9635 / 54°57'48"N

Longitude: -4.8428 / 4°50'33"W

OS Eastings: 218105

OS Northings: 566903

OS Grid: NX181669

Mapcode National: GBR 41.YF5P

Mapcode Global: WH2S3.LH4S

Entry Name: Knockiebae,hut circles 1000m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 18 December 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4909

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 comprises two hut circles of the Bronze Age or Iron Age situated at the NE end of Slewcarnochan. The larger hut circle is scooped into the hill-slope and measures 7.2m by 6.5m internally within a wall 1.5m thick and 0.3m high. The wall is faced with large stones and the entrance is to the SE. About 10m to the SE is a second hut circle. It measures 2.2m in diameter within a wall 1.6m thick and 0.3m high with an entrance to the SE.

The samll size ofthe second structure probably indicates that it is some sort of ancillary structure. The area to be scheduled includes the hut circles and an area around them within which traces of activity associated with their use may be found. The area measures 50m in diameter, centred on the hut circles, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as hut circles of the Bronze Age or Iron Age which have 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 other monuments of similar date and function 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 121.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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