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Fauldinchie

Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Site Name Fauldinchie

Classification Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Hardcroft

Canmore ID 61585

Site Number NX16SE 119

NGR NX 1928 6497

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX16SE 119 1928 6497.

A burnt mound stands on the NW side of a boggy stream-bed below the track followed by the Southern Upland Way, 180m E of its junction with the public road. The main part of the mound is roughly circular, measuring 10.5m in diameter by 0.7m in height, and has a hollow in its SE side opening into the stream-bed; the hollow measures 3.8m in length by 2.8m across the mouth. At the foot of the mound on the NE there is a crescentic mound with the hollow in its open side facing SSE into the stream-bed, the mound mesures 5.3m from NE to SW by 4m transversely and 0.4m in height, and the hollow 2.1m in length by 1.8m across the mouth.

RCAHMS 1987, visited (SH) 30 June 1986

Activities

Measured Survey (17 July 1986)

RCAHMS surveyed the burnt mound at Fauldinchie on 17 July 1986 with plane-table and alidade at a scale of 1:200.

Field Visit (30 June 1986)

A burnt mound stands on the NW side of a boggy stream-bed below the track followed by the Southern Upland Way, 180m E of its junction with the public road. The main part of the mound is roughly circular, measuring 10.5m in diameter by 0.7m in height, and has a hollow in its SE side opening into the stream-bed; the hollow measures 3.8m in length by 2.8m across the mouth. At the foot of the mound on the NE there is a crescentic mound with the hollow in its open side facing SSE into the stream-bed, the mound mesures 5.3m from NE to SW by 4m transversely and 0.4m in height, and the hollow 2.1m in length by 1.8m across the mouth.

RCAHMS 1987, visited (SH) 30 June 1986

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