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Pinwherrie Farm, burnt mound 760m NNE of, beside Coburn Burn

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

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Latitude: 54.9254 / 54°55'31"N

Longitude: -4.9033 / 4°54'11"W

OS Eastings: 214053

OS Northings: 562825

OS Grid: NX140628

Mapcode National: GBR GH8P.GRS

Mapcode Global: WH2S8.NG9H

Entry Name: Pinwherrie Farm, burnt mound 760m NNE of, beside Coburn Burn

Scheduled Date: 7 December 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7505

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Inch

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument comprises a burnt mound of prehistoric or early Medieval date, visible as an upstanding mound.

The monument lies in rough pasture at around 130m OD. The mound is D-shaped and measures about 4.5m NNE-SSW along the straight side by 4m transversely by about 0.6m in height. A burnt mound represents the waste from a cooking technique whereby heated stones are placed into a tank of water to bring the water to the boil, resulting in the burning and shattering of the stones. There are usually associated hearths, shelters and other remains. Burnt mounds have been dated to two main eras: the Bronze Age and the early Medieval period.

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 a truncated circle with a maximum diameter of 30m, bounded on the W by the Coburn Burn and on the ENE by a fence, which is itself 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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