Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Braid, farmstead and cultivation remains 1200m ENE of Beoch

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

We don't have any photos of this monument yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


Latitude: 54.95 / 54°56'59"N

Longitude: -4.9702 / 4°58'12"W

OS Eastings: 209882

OS Northings: 565739

OS Grid: NX098657

Mapcode National: GBR GH3M.G3Z

Mapcode Global: WH2S1.MVF5

Entry Name: Braid, farmstead and cultivation remains 1200m ENE of Beoch

Scheduled Date: 5 October 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7357

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: farmstead

Location: Inch

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Stranraer and the Rhins

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument comprises a farmstead of pre-Improvement date and an associated field system comprising a series of banks, scarps, walls and turf-covered wall footings.

The monument lies in pasture at around 135m OD. It comprises three stone-built buildings and two enclosures. The W enclosure is sub-rectangular, with rounded corners and a curving SE side. It measures about 30m long by about 20m wide, defined by a stony bank measuring up to about 2m wide and 1m high. There are two small rectilinear buildings associated with the enclosure. The first lies within the enclosure, with its N wall abutting the enclosure bank. The second lies to the outside of the enclosure, with its S wall abutting the enclosure bank at the same point as the first building. The second enclosure lies some 30m to the NE of the first. It is also sub-rectangular, measuring about 15m by 15m, defined by a low bank measuring up to about 0.5m high. A small rectangular building, the walls of which survive up to a height of about 1m, occupies the S corner of the enclosure. The farmstead lies in an area of extensive rig-and-furrow cultivation remains. The farmstead, marked on the OS 1st edition map as the ruined settlement of Braid, represents the remains of a small agricultural settlement of medieval or later date.

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 irregular with maximum dimensions of 410m from its northernmost point to its southernmost point and 420m from its easternmost point to its westernmost point, bounded on the SW by a burn, on the NW by a fence and a burn, and on the NE by a dyke, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


No Bibliography entries for this designation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Other nearby scheduled monuments is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself. is a Good Stuff website.