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Little Tongue, hut circle 1050m north west of

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

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Latitude: 54.9361 / 54°56'9"N

Longitude: -4.9351 / 4°56'6"W

OS Eastings: 212069

OS Northings: 564100

OS Grid: NX120641

Mapcode National: GBR GH6N.L6X

Mapcode Global: WH2S8.5678

Entry Name: Little Tongue, hut circle 1050m NW of

Scheduled Date: 16 March 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7512

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 with some protruding stones.

The monument lies in rough pasture at around 165m OD. It comprises the remains of an oval hut with internal measurements of about 9.2m E-W by 8.5m transversely. Its wall survives as a stony bank about 2m thick by 0.4m in height, with at least seven inner facing-stones visible on the N side. The entrance is on the E.

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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