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Little Tongue, hut circle 1390m north of

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

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Latitude: 54.9411 / 54°56'28"N

Longitude: -4.9227 / 4°55'21"W

OS Eastings: 212883

OS Northings: 564628

OS Grid: NX128646

Mapcode National: GBR GH6N.CVJ

Mapcode Global: WH2S8.C22D

Entry Name: Little Tongue, hut circle 1390m N of

Scheduled Date: 16 March 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7510

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 hut circle of prehistoric date, visible as a low, turf-covered platform with a few protruding stones.

The monument lies in moorland at around 200m OD. It comprises the remains of a circular hut measuring about 7m in internal diameter. On the N the wall survives as a stony bank about 1.5m wide by 0.2m in height, with at least five outer facing-stones visible, while elsewhere it survives as a lip on the surface of the peat. The entrance was probably on the SE.

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 circular with a diameter of 35m, 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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