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Mark, enclosed settlement east of

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

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Latitude: 54.8791 / 54°52'44"N

Longitude: -4.9454 / 4°56'43"W

OS Eastings: 211142

OS Northings: 557793

OS Grid: NX111577

Mapcode National: GBR GH5T.7HY

Mapcode Global: WH2SG.0MBF

Entry Name: Mark, enclosed settlement E of

Scheduled Date: 5 October 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7441

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

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 cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 20m OD. There is a rectilinear ditched enclosure, measuring about 60m NW-SE by at least 40m transversely, with the ditch about 2m wide. Within the interior there is a disc-shaped cropmark measuring about 15m in diameter, which indicates the remains of a timber roundhouse. Other less well-defined cropmarks in the interior may represent associated structures.

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 rectangular, measuring 70m NW-SE by 65m transversely, bounded on the NW by the boundary fence alongside a road. The fence is not included in the scheduling. The area is marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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