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Slewcairn, hut circle on west bank of Mid Burn

A Scheduled Monument in Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.9362 / 54°56'10"N

Longitude: -3.6714 / 3°40'16"W

OS Eastings: 293015

OS Northings: 561452

OS Grid: NX930614

Mapcode National: GBR 2CSC.Y9

Mapcode Global: WH5X8.K6Y4

Entry Name: Slewcairn, hut circle on W bank of Mid Burn

Scheduled Date: 21 December 1973

Last Amended: 23 January 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3341

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Colvend and Southwick

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Abbey

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire


Circa 1864-65. 3-storey and basement classical terrace

block with raised and advanced central and end sections.

Pavilions raised 1 storey. 52 bays arranged 3-18-10-18-3.

Painted ashlar, channelled at ground floor. Rear elevation

squared stone. 3-bay end sections with canted bays rising

through 3 storeys and flat tripartites above; ground floor

cornice, 2nd floor mutule cornice; central bay with lugged

architraved entrance; consoled window above, 2nd floor

lugged architraved window with corbelled cill.

LOWER 46 BAYS: coupled entrances with architraves and

mutule cornice. 1st floor windows with dropped to cill

band, ramped architraved and corniced, consoled and

corniced in 10-bay raised central section; 2nd floor

windows corbelled cills in central section. Eaves cornice.

Continuous parapet with piers, (removed to Granville

Street). Ridge stacks, gable stacks. Slate roof.

ELEVATION TO ELDERSLIE STREET: 4 storeys, 5 bays, 1st bay

from N blind. Basement band course. Entrance with ramped,

lugged architraves, corniced. Windows corniced at 1st

floor; corbelled cills at 2nd floor. 3rd floor cill band.

Mainly 12-pane glazing. 2 corniced wallhead stacks,

southmost reduced.


elevation without parapet or stacks.

INTERIORS: include vestibules with consoled arches and

coffered ceilings.

Nos 6, 7 columned and pilastered top-lit commercial hall

at rear of ground floor.

Cast-iron railings to front area, some modern; low

retaining wall to N of original private access road.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our understanding of later prehistoric settlement and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


No Bibliography entries for this designation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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