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Quarter Farm,farmstead 1600m NNW of

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

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Latitude: 54.9903 / 54°59'25"N

Longitude: -4.8423 / 4°50'32"W

OS Eastings: 218255

OS Northings: 569888

OS Grid: NX182698

Mapcode National: GBR 41.WM9M

Mapcode Global: WH2RX.LTBQ

Entry Name: Quarter Farm,farmstead 1600m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 18 February 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4983

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: farmstead

Location: New Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument is a pre-improvement farmstead consisting of a

rectangular house, a possible earlier house, two enclosures and

lengths of field banks. The house, measuring 7m E-W by 4m

transversely, is on the NE side of an oval enclosure measuring 34m

NE-SW by 25m transversely. To the SE of the house, 2m away, is a

second oval enclosure measuring 17m NE-SW by 15m transversely,

abutting a modern drystone dyke. Between the second enclosure and

the house is a possible earlier house measuring 5m NE-SW by 3m. This house abuts the second enclosure but appears to underlie the other house. All the walls are turf-covered rubble banks up to 1.5m thick

and 0.5m high. The area to be scheduled includes the houses, the enclosures and lengths of banks, and an area around them within

which traces of activity associated with their use may be found. It measures a maximum of 80m E-W by 70m transversely, bounded by, but excluding, the drystone dyke to the E, as marked in red on the

attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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