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East Galdenoch, enclosures 100m south east of

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

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Latitude: 54.8595 / 54°51'34"N

Longitude: -4.9542 / 4°57'15"W

OS Eastings: 210481

OS Northings: 555633

OS Grid: NX104556

Mapcode National: GBR GH4V.X0Q

Mapcode Global: WH2SM.W30Z

Entry Name: East Galdenoch, enclosures 100m SE of

Scheduled Date: 13 December 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7427

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: palisaded settlement

Location: Stoneykirk

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Stranraer and the Rhins

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 15m OD and is made up of two elements. The palisaded settlement is visible as an oval ditched enclosure, measuring about 32m NW-SE by 26m transversely, with a ditch about 1m wide. There is an entrance on the NE. The ditch would have held a timber palisade of tightly packed posts, which would have enclosed a farming settlement. The second enclosure is subcircular, measuring about 20m NNE-SSW by 15m transversely over a ditch approximately 2m wide. This enclosure is most likely to represent the remains of a substantial timber building, but it may have fulfilled another function. Settlements such as this are characteristic of the first millennium BC, but it is not obvious from the current evidence whether these two enclosures represent contemporary structures or if they were built decades or even centuries apart.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around and between them where material related to their construction and use may be expected to survive. It measures a maximum of about 120m along its long axis by 60m transversely, 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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