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Mull of Galloway Farm,fort 400m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Stranraer and the Rhins, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.6514 / 54°39'4"N

Longitude: -4.8818 / 4°52'54"W

OS Eastings: 214175

OS Northings: 532288

OS Grid: NX141322

Mapcode National: GBR GJBD.SPH

Mapcode Global: WH2TM.ZCG1

Entry Name: Mull of Galloway Farm,fort 400m NE of

Scheduled Date: 15 October 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4759

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Kirkmaiden

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Stranraer and the Rhins

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument is a small fort of the Iron Age occupying a narrow promontory overlooking the small bay called Portlennie. The promontory has been defended by a rampart and external ditch, and beyond it to the S, a second ditch with external rampart. The inner rampart is 4.8m wide and 1.1m high; the inner ditch is 7m wide and 1.2m deep. The outer ditch is 7m wide and 0.5m deep; the outer bank is 4.8m wide and 0.4m high.

The defended area measures 12.3m N-S by a maximum of 10.3m transversely. The area to be scheduled includes the fort and an area around it in which traces of activity associated with its occupation may be found. It measures 70m N-S by 40m transversely, bounded by the small burn to the W, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a well-preserved example of a small promontory fort of the Iron Age which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement in the area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NX 13 SW 8.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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