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Conchieton, The Doon, fort, Doon Hill

A Scheduled Monument in Dee and Glenkens, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.8538 / 54°51'13"N

Longitude: -4.1281 / 4°7'41"W

OS Eastings: 263475

OS Northings: 553074

OS Grid: NX634530

Mapcode National: GBR JH5W.9S1

Mapcode Global: WH4W9.K8FC

Entry Name: Conchieton, The Doon, fort, Doon Hill

Scheduled Date: 30 July 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7670

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Borgue

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire


The monument comprises the remains of a prehistoric hill fort, probably of Iron Age date.

The Doon is on the summit of Doon Hill, which has been fortified by a double ditch and rampart, which although reduced is still clearly visible. The defences enclose an area about 45m NE-SW by 25m. The innermost rampart is reduced to a very low stoney bank, except on the N side, where it forms a distinct mound. The outer rampart is visible as a scarp, with a gap in the S side indicating the original entrance. In the SW part of the interior are the remains of 2 circular stone-walled buildings.

The area to be scheduled is an approximate oval on plan, measuring a maximum of 95m NNE-SSW by 70m transversely, to include the interior, ramparts and ditches of the fort and a small area outside in which evidence relating to its construction and use may survive, 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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