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Camphill Cottage,fort or homestead moat,Whinnieliggate

A Scheduled Monument in Dee and Glenkens, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.8459 / 54°50'45"N

Longitude: -3.9993 / 3°59'57"W

OS Eastings: 271722

OS Northings: 551949

OS Grid: NX717519

Mapcode National: GBR 0DHD.ZP

Mapcode Global: WH4WC.JGTF

Entry Name: Camphill Cottage,fort or homestead moat,Whinnieliggate

Scheduled Date: 31 August 1928

Last Amended: 12 September 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1056

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort); Secular: homestead moa

Location: Kirkcudbright

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire


The monument consists of a defensive enclosure, once classed as an

Iron Age fort but more probably a medieval homestead moat.

The monument lies immediately adjacent to the minor road between Whinnieliggate and Meikle Sypland, and just S of Camphill Cottage. It

is sub-rectangular on plan, defined by a broad deep ditch. The

interior measures about 53m N-S by 38m at the N end and 35m at the S end. The N sector of the interior is rather higher than the rest, possibly suggesting that the principal buildings where there. The S

and W parts of the ditch have been somewhat infilled, perhaps by ploughsoil, but in the E, where it is best preserved, the ditch is up

to 2m deep, and is usually very wet.

The area to be scheduled is an irregular quadrilateral, bounded on

the E by the roadside hedgerow, and on the N and S by existing fence lines. It measures 80m along the N and W sides, 65m along the E side

and 55m along the S side, to include the enclosure, its surrounding ditch and a small area outside in which evidence relating to its construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the

accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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