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Culgrange, enclosures 340m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Stranraer and the Rhins, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.8671 / 54°52'1"N

Longitude: -4.9858 / 4°59'8"W

OS Eastings: 208491

OS Northings: 556567

OS Grid: NX084565

Mapcode National: GBR GH2V.6Z3

Mapcode Global: WH2SF.DX1N

Entry Name: Culgrange, enclosures 340m SE of

Scheduled Date: 5 October 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7367

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: palisaded settlement

Location: Inch

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Stranraer and the Rhins

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 20m OD. There are two oval ditched enclosures. The enclosure to the E measures about 23m NE-SW by 20m, with the ditch about 1m wide. Some 20m to the W, the second enclosure measures about 37m NW-SE by 30m, with the ditch about 1m wide. There appears to be an entrance on the ENE of the second enclosure.

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 a quadrilateral, measuring 150m approximately E-W by 100m approximately NNW-SSE, bounded on the SW and SE by fences, which are themselves excluded from scheduling, 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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