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Glenkeil Hill,settlement & field system 100m south west of Under Stennieswater

A Scheduled Monument in Annandale East and Eskdale, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.2325 / 55°13'56"N

Longitude: -3.0691 / 3°4'8"W

OS Eastings: 332104

OS Northings: 593663

OS Grid: NY321936

Mapcode National: GBR 770Y.B3

Mapcode Global: WH6X4.TRQ2

Entry Name: Glenkeil Hill,settlement & field system 100m SW of Under Stennieswater

Scheduled Date: 18 February 1986

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4367

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: settlement, including deserted, depopulated and townships

Location: Westerkirk

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire


The monument comprises an enclosed settlement, of medieval/post-medieval date, lying within a field system. The settlement lies in a scoop 43m (ENE-WSW) x 37m transversely. It has been slightly scooped into the uphill side, where it is bounded by a scarp 1.3m high. On the other 3 sides it is bounded by the remains of a stone wall 0.9m high and spread to 4.2m across. The original entrance lies on the ENE. A number of scoops in the interior probably mark the position of timber buildings on all sides but to the W and SW the settlement is surrounded by rig and furrow cultivation. To the N and NE this cultivated area is bounded by a ditch and bank. It is bounded to the W by Whitegill Sike. The boundary bank is under the stone dyke at the NE (the NE property boundary of Effgill Farm) some 38m to the NW of the track.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The site is nationally important to the themes of medieval/post medieval settlement, economy and agricultural practice. It is important because of its field characteristics: its whole field system survives. It is important in the group of settlements of this period, notably the other monuments of the period in the same valley: the study of these monuments together will contribute significantly to the understanding of the rural settlement and economy of the period.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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