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Meikle Larbrax,hut circle 1000m NNE of

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

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Latitude: 54.9072 / 54°54'25"N

Longitude: -5.1543 / 5°9'15"W

OS Eastings: 197883

OS Northings: 561499

OS Grid: NW978614

Mapcode National: GBR FHNR.1S5

Mapcode Global: WH1R0.SXRF

Entry Name: Meikle Larbrax,hut circle 1000m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4786

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Leswalt

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Stranraer and the Rhins

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument is a hut circle of the Bronze Age or Iron Age situatedon gently sloping ground on the E side of Larbrax Moor. It has been cut into the hill-slope to the WNW. It measures 8.2m in diameter within a wall surviving as a mound on the SE side (downslope)measuring 3m thick and 0.3m high. The area to be scheduled includes the hut circle 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 hut circle of the Bronze Age or Iron Age which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement in the area. It is of particular importance because it is one of only a few survivors of this type of monument in the W Rhins.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland




Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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