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Tonnachrae, palisaded enclosure 260m NNW of

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

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Latitude: 54.8913 / 54°53'28"N

Longitude: -4.9149 / 4°54'53"W

OS Eastings: 213152

OS Northings: 559063

OS Grid: NX131590

Mapcode National: GBR GH7S.9FT

Mapcode Global: WH2SG.GBS3

Entry Name: Tonnachrae, palisaded enclosure 260m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 5 October 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7452

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: palisaded settlement

Location: Inch

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument comprises a palisaded settlement of prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in pasture at around 15m OD. There is a circular ditched enclosure, measuring about 35m in diameter, with the ditch about 1m wide.

A palisade is a timber fence of closely spaced posts set into a continuous narrow trench. Enclosed settlements such as this are characteristic of the first half of the first millennium BC.

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 60m, 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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