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Machars Hill

Motte (Medieval)

Site Name Machars Hill

Classification Motte (Medieval)

Canmore ID 63420

Site Number NX46NE 1

NGR NX 4700 6523

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Minnigaff
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX46NE 1 4700 6523.

(NX 4699 6523) Mote (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

'The Beacon', a motte (R W Feachem 1956) in the form of an oval flat- topped mound of earth and stone, 14 ft high with sides sloping at an angle of 40 degrees. The top measures 46 ft by 30 ft and there is no indication of a mound around the edge, nor is there a ditch at the base of the mound.

RCAHMS 1914, visited 1911

NX 4700 6523. A motte generally as described by the above authorities.

It is 3.5m high and its top now measures 12.0m N-S by 8.0m. The name 'The Beacon' was not confirmed locally.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (BS) 23 April 1976


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