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Kildrochat House, fort 250m north east of

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

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Latitude: 54.8664 / 54°51'59"N

Longitude: -4.9903 / 4°59'25"W

OS Eastings: 208200

OS Northings: 556502

OS Grid: NX082565

Mapcode National: GBR GH1V.BX7

Mapcode Global: WH2SF.9YX6

Entry Name: Kildrochat House, fort 250m NE of

Scheduled Date: 28 February 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7366

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Stoneykirk

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Stranraer and the Rhins

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


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

The monument lies in pasture at around 15m OD. It is defined by two concentric C-shaped arcs of ditch, the fort being naturally defended on the NE by a steep scarp. The ditches are about 5m apart, and the inner ditch measures about 3.7m wide while the outer ditch measures about 1.8m wide. The interior of the fort measures approximately 75m ESE-WNW by about 60m transversely. There appears to be an entrance on the N. At the time of construction, the ditches would have been accompanied by substantial ramparts, and these defences would have enclosed a timber-built settlement.

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 100m, 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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