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Cairn Connell Hill, enclosed settlements 480m NNW of Clendrie

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

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Latitude: 54.9668 / 54°58'0"N

Longitude: -5.0869 / 5°5'12"W

OS Eastings: 202495

OS Northings: 567939

OS Grid: NX024679

Mapcode National: GBR FHTL.2NH

Mapcode Global: WH1QV.TFV6

Entry Name: Cairn Connell Hill, enclosed settlements 480m NNW of Clendrie

Scheduled Date: 7 December 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7351

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: homestead

Location: Kirkcolm

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Stranraer and the Rhins

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument comprises a pair of enclosed settlements and associated remains, almost certainly of prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 80m OD. There are two rectilinear ditched enclosures, the southerly one measuring about 70m NNW-SSE by about 50m within a ditch about 3m wide. Within the interior there is at least one disc-shaped cropmark and a ring-ditch, each measuring about 10m in diameter. To the N, the second enclosure measures about 40m across with the ditch about 4m wide. It has an entrance on the E, and within its interior there is at least one disc-shaped cropmark, measuring about 10m in diameter. Some 10m to the E of the enclosures there is a ring-ditch, measuring about 6m in diameter, and another disc-shaped cropmark, measuring about 10m in diameter. A curved cropmark to the N of this disc may represent the remains of a souterrain. A number of amorphous cropmarks within and around the settlement may be expected to represent the remains of associated structures. The ring-ditches and discs represent the remains of timber roundhouses, while souterrains are subterranean structures generally regarded as having been used for storage in later prehistory.

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 rectangular, measuring 190m NW-SE by 170m transversely, bounded on the NE and SE by fences, which are themselves excluded from scheduling, 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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