High Croach, Fairy Knowes

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Site Type HUT CIRCLE
Canmore ID 60683
Site Number NX06NE 43
NGR NX 0899 6876
Council DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Parish INCH
Former Region DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Former District WIGTOWN
Former County WIGTOWNSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NX06NE 43 0899 6876

For adjacent building and shieling-huts (centred NX 089 688), see NX06NE 30.

This hut circle is situated on the S Side of the Fairy Knowes about 640m E of the ruins of the 19th century farm of Croach. It measures 7.2m from NNW to SSE by 6.2m transversely within a stony bank up to 2m thick and 0.4m high. The entrance is on the SSE and is protected by a baffle wall; the baffle wall has been reduced to a stony bank 1.6m thick by 0.3m high and forms an antechamber measuring 2.6m from NE to SW by 1.5m transversely, with its entrance on the NE.
RCAHMS 1987, visited (SH) September 1985

Scheduled as Fairy Knowes, hut circle 1400m ENE of High Croach.
Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 13 December 2000.

 
Books and References

RCAHMS (1987a) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of East Rhins, Wigtown District, Dumfries and Galloway Region, The archaeological sites and monuments of Scotland series no 26 Edinburgh
Page(s): 36, No.199(4) Held at RCAHMS A.1.2.ARC/26

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