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Stab Hill, hut circle 1570m north east of Dalnigap

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Galloway and Wigtown West, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.0078 / 55°0'27"N

Longitude: -4.9004 / 4°54'1"W

OS Eastings: 214622

OS Northings: 571979

OS Grid: NX146719

Mapcode National: GBR GH8G.XSK

Mapcode Global: WH2RW.PDPB

Entry Name: Stab Hill, hut circle 1570m NE of Dalnigap

Scheduled Date: 28 February 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7108

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: New Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument comprises a hut circle of prehistoric date, visible as turf-covered wall footings.

The monument lies in moorland at around 200m OD. It comprises a hut circle with an internal diameter of about 7m. Its wall survives as a stony bank measuring about 2m thick by 0.3m in height, with six inner facing-stones visible, four of which are at the entrance. The entrance is on the SE.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 50m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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