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High Croach, Fairy Knowes

Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name High Croach, Fairy Knowes

Classification Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 60683

Site Number NX06NE 43

NGR NX 0899 6876

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Inch
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology 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.


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