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Rough Castle Hill, earthworks 525m west of Garwald

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.2954 / 55°17'43"N

Longitude: -3.2239 / 3°13'26"W

OS Eastings: 322380

OS Northings: 600821

OS Grid: NT223008

Mapcode National: GBR 57X6.TK

Mapcode Global: WH6WW.G50B

Entry Name: Rough Castle Hill, earthworks 525m W of Garwald

Scheduled Date: 17 March 1976

Last Amended: 5 November 2003

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3827

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Eskdalemuir

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

RCAHMS records the monument as NT20SW 3.

References:

Jackson A M 1978, FORESTRY AND ARCHAEOLOGY. A STUDY IN SURVIVAL OF FIELD MONUMENTS IN SOUTH WEST SCOTLAND, Hertford, 50.

Jobey G 1971a, ?Early settlements in eastern Dumfriesshire? TRANS DUMFRIESSHIRE GALLOWAY NATUR HIST ANTIQ SOC, 3rd series, 48, 96, 99.

RCAHMS 1920, SEVENTH REPORT WITH INVENTORY OF MONUMENTS AND CONSTRUCTIONS IN THE COUNTY OF DUMFRIES, Edinburgh, HMSO, 74, No. 180.

RCAHMS 1980d, THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES AND MONUMENTS OF UPPER ESKDALE, ANNANDALE AND ESKDALE DISTRICT, DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY REGION, The Archaeological Sites and Monuments of Scotland Series No. 12, Edinburgh, 13, No. 54.

RCAHMS 1997a, EASTERN DUMFRIESSHIRE: AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE, Edinburgh, 149, 300, No. 747.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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