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Kilfeddar, burnt mound 640m north east of

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

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Latitude: 54.9786 / 54°58'43"N

Longitude: -4.8784 / 4°52'42"W

OS Eastings: 215895

OS Northings: 568682

OS Grid: NX158686

Mapcode National: GBR GHBK.26F

Mapcode Global: WH2S3.1474

Entry Name: Kilfeddar, burnt mound 640m NE of

Scheduled Date: 5 October 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7476

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: burnt mound

Location: New Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


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

The monument lies on the NW side of a shallow gully in rough pasture, at around 145m OD. It comprises a mound of burnt stones measuring about 7.5m NE-SW by about 6.5m transversely by 0.7m in maximum height. The hollow is about 3m broad and its open end faces SE. Traces of the mound extend to the NE, around the top of a shallow U-shaped depression, to a smaller mound which measures about 4m NE-SW by 3m transversely by up to 0.4m 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 debris.

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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