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Tonnachrae, palisaded enclosure 450m north of

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

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Latitude: 54.8929 / 54°53'34"N

Longitude: -4.9143 / 4°54'51"W

OS Eastings: 213200

OS Northings: 559238

OS Grid: NX132592

Mapcode National: GBR GH7S.3QY

Mapcode Global: WH2SG.H82W

Entry Name: Tonnachrae, palisaded enclosure 450m N of

Scheduled Date: 5 October 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7453

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 enclosure of prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 15m OD. There is a circular ditched enclosure with a diameter of about 50m. The ditch is 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 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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