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Chlenry, ring-ditches 380m south west of

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

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Latitude: 54.9058 / 54°54'20"N

Longitude: -4.9261 / 4°55'34"W

OS Eastings: 212500

OS Northings: 560704

OS Grid: NX125607

Mapcode National: GBR GH6R.49G

Mapcode Global: WH2S8.9YGK

Entry Name: Chlenry, ring-ditches 380m SW of

Scheduled Date: 7 December 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7495

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Inch

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument comprises the remains of a group of ring-ditch houses of prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 25m OD. There are four ring-ditches in a row aligned roughly E-W. They measure between about 6m and 10m in internal diameter, with their ditches about 1m wide. The largest ring-ditch, the second one from the E, has an entrance on the SE. Ring-ditches such as this have been found on excavation to represent the remains of timber roundhouses of later prehistoric 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 rectangular, measuring 120m approximately E-W by 50m approximately N-S, 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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