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Quarter Farm,burnt mound 1050m NNW of

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

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Latitude: 54.9857 / 54°59'8"N

Longitude: -4.8397 / 4°50'22"W

OS Eastings: 218404

OS Northings: 569364

OS Grid: NX184693

Mapcode National: GBR 41.X1XN

Mapcode Global: WH2RX.MYM9

Entry Name: Quarter Farm,burnt mound 1050m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 18 February 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4973

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. It is crescentic with the hollow of the crescent facing towards an unnamed burn. It measures 11.5m NE-SW by 10m transversely, and 0.7m high. 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. It measures 30m in diameter, 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 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 76.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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