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Tonnachrae, enclosure 70m south east of

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

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Latitude: 54.8879 / 54°53'16"N

Longitude: -4.9119 / 4°54'42"W

OS Eastings: 213331

OS Northings: 558678

OS Grid: NX133586

Mapcode National: GBR GH7S.QT7

Mapcode Global: WH2SG.JD7Q

Entry Name: Tonnachrae, enclosure 70m SE of

Scheduled Date: 5 October 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7436

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Inch

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument comprises an enclosed settlement of prehistoric date, visible as a cropmark on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 15m OD. There is a sub-circular ditched enclosure measuring about 42m in maximum diameter, with the ditch about 1m-2m wide. There appear to be entrances on the S, W and E. Cropmarks within the interior indicate the survival of internal deposits.

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 80m, 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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