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Round Dounan,fort,Dunragit House

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

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Latitude: 54.882 / 54°52'55"N

Longitude: -4.8879 / 4°53'16"W

OS Eastings: 214839

OS Northings: 557954

OS Grid: NX148579

Mapcode National: GBR GH9T.3SJ

Mapcode Global: WH2SG.WKL8

Entry Name: Round Dounan,fort,Dunragit House

Scheduled Date: 1 September 1964

Last Amended: 14 November 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1995

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Old Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument consists of a fort, of late prehistoric or early historic date, on a natural hillock in the policies of Dunragit House.

The hillock is a rock outcrop, and rock is exposed on the E side. The top has been enclosed by a stone wall, with an entrance on the NW side. Access to this was gained by a sloping approach track, although in its present form the old track on the W side is probably later than the fort. An outer bank encircles the foot of the mound except on the E.

It has been suggested that the name of the locality, Dunragit, derives from the name of the early historic kingdom, Rheged, which held sway over this part of Scotland. No dating evidence has come from the monument itself.

The area to be scheduled is irregular, bounded on the E by the W face of a modern boundary and elsewhere by a line running some 10m outside the outer face of the low bank around the foot of the hillock. The area has maximum dimensions of 100m NNW-SSE by 75m, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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