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Craigbirnoch,farmstead 770m SSE of

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

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Latitude: 54.9748 / 54°58'29"N

Longitude: -4.8539 / 4°51'13"W

OS Eastings: 217445

OS Northings: 568190

OS Grid: NX174681

Mapcode National: GBR 40.XQNH

Mapcode Global: WH2S3.D7V3

Entry Name: Craigbirnoch,farmstead 770m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 22 March 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5046

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 170m WNW of the ruinous 19th century steading of Craigbirnoch. It consists of two rectangular buildings, a small yard, and a kiln. There are traces of other small enclosures or buildings, and rig-and-furrow cultivation, downslope from the the houses. The area to be scheduled includes the farmstead and an area around it within which traces of activity associated with its use may be found. It is a rectangle measuring 100m NE-SW by a maximum of 90m transversely, bounded by a ruinous drystone dyke to the SE, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a pre-improvement farmstead which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of medieval and later land organisation and agriculture.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 16 NE 40.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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