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Meikle Tongue, hut circle 930m north of

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

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Latitude: 54.9319 / 54°55'54"N

Longitude: -4.9335 / 4°56'0"W

OS Eastings: 212148

OS Northings: 563634

OS Grid: NX121636

Mapcode National: GBR GH6N.T2G

Mapcode Global: WH2S8.59YG

Entry Name: Meikle Tongue, hut circle 930m N of

Scheduled Date: 16 March 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7511

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 turf-covered foundations.

The monument lies in rough pasture at around 160m OD. It comprises the wall footings, partially buried in the peat, of a circular hut measuring about 7.5m in internal diameter. The wall survives on the E as a stony bank about 1.5m wide by 0.3m in height, with two inner facing-stones visible on the SSE, one of which is a boulder measuring about 0.9m by 0.5m by 0.5m in height.

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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