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Quarter Farm,burnt mound 1130m north of

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

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Latitude: 54.9862 / 54°59'10"N

Longitude: -4.8364 / 4°50'10"W

OS Eastings: 218616

OS Northings: 569409

OS Grid: NX186694

Mapcode National: GBR 41.WW53

Mapcode Global: WH2RX.PX5X

Entry Name: Quarter Farm,burnt mound 1130m N of

Scheduled Date: 18 February 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4954

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 of the prehistoric or medieval periods, which possibly covers stone or timber structures, situated in the corner of a modern field. The mound is an amorphous spread of burnt and shattered stones to the NW of an unnamed burn. It measures approximately 12m along the line of the burn by at least 7m transversely.

The area to be scheduled encloses the mound and an area around it within which traces of activity associated with its use may be found. The area is the rough triangle formed by the two drystone dykes making up the corner of the field, to the N and W, and the burn to the SE. The area measures a maximum of 26m E-W and 26m N-S, excluding the above ground portions of the drystone dykes, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a burnt mound which has the potential to greatly enhance our understanding of prehistoric or medieval settlement in the area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 16 NE 75.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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