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Diddles Hill, hut circle & field system 900m WNW of Dalhabboch

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

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Latitude: 54.9825 / 54°58'57"N

Longitude: -4.933 / 4°55'58"W

OS Eastings: 212419

OS Northings: 569259

OS Grid: NX124692

Mapcode National: GBR GH6J.TBQ

Mapcode Global: WH2S2.6165

Entry Name: Diddles Hill, hut circle & field system 900m WNW of Dalhabboch

Scheduled Date: 5 October 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7462

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 and field system of prehistoric date, visible as low banks and turf-covered wall footings.

The monument lies in rough pasture at around 175m OD. It comprises a circular hut measuring about 7.8m in internal diameter. The wall survives on the SW as a stony bank measuring about 1.8m thick by 0.3m in height. Elsewhere it is almost entirely buried in the peat. The entrance is on the SE. On the SW the hut circle appears to overlie a field bank which disappears beneath the peat about 10m to the SE. To the N, the bank forms an enclosure measuring about 55m NNE-SSW by 35m transversely. The bank peters out about 20m NE of the hut circle, and at this point there is a robbed cairn about 6m in diameter. Hut circles are characteristic of Bronze and Iron Age settlement sites and represent the remains of timber-roofed roundhouses.

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 rectangle, with maximum dimensions of 100m N-S by 75m transversely, missing the SE corner, where the S boundary is formed by the N edge of a road, 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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