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Mid Knock,unenclosed settlement 600m south west of

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

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Latitude: 55.2043 / 55°12'15"N

Longitude: -3.1105 / 3°6'37"W

OS Eastings: 329421

OS Northings: 590565

OS Grid: NY294905

Mapcode National: GBR 68Q8.C6

Mapcode Global: WH6XB.6G25

Entry Name: Mid Knock,unenclosed settlement 600m SW of

Scheduled Date: 22 July 1987

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4431

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Westerkirk

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire


The monument is an unenclosed settlement of the Later Bronze Age or Iron Age lying on the summit of a spur which runs NE from Mid Knock Hill. There are the remains of at least four ring-groove houses. The houses lie in two pairs. The largest measures 8m in diameter over a groove 0.8m broad. The smallest is 7.2m in diameter. The house stances are well preserved. Examples of unenclosed settlement are more rarely preserved than enclosed settlement types, especially in this area. An area measuring 60m in diameter, centred on the group of house stances, to include an area around the stances in which the remains of ancillary activities will survive, is proposed for scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance to the theme of Later Bronze Age/Iron Age settlement and economy. The monument is of particular importance because of its good state of preservation, and because of its relative rarity; considerable structural detail and evidence of the life of the builders is likely to survive. The monument will be of considerable importance to the elucidation of this period of prehistory.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the site as NY 29 SE 31.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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