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Barrack Hill, scooped settlement

A Scheduled Monument in Annandale North, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.227 / 55°13'37"N

Longitude: -3.2779 / 3°16'40"W

OS Eastings: 318814

OS Northings: 593277

OS Grid: NY188932

Mapcode National: GBR 58K0.42

Mapcode Global: WH6X1.MW98

Entry Name: Barrack Hill, scooped settlement

Scheduled Date: 1 November 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8365

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: scooped settlement

Location: Hutton and Corrie

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale North

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire


The monument comprises the remains of a scooped settlement, probably dating from the first millennium AD.

The scooped settlement lies in improved pasture on the sheltered SE flank of Barrack Hill. Roughly circular on plan, it measures 33m from NNW to SSE by 37m transversely within a grass-covered bank up to 4.2m in thickness and 1.1m in height. On the W the interior has been levelled into the natural slope to a depth of 2.3m. The entrance, which is 4.3m wide, lies on the E. Within the lower half of the interior there is a sub-circular house platform, which measures 11.8m from SE to NW by 9.8m transversely; there are traces of a ring-groove towards the rear of the settlement.

The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is roughly circular on plan and measures a maximum of 60m in diameter, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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