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Raeburnfoot

Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Field System (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Raeburnfoot

Classification Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Field System (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) South Woodfoot; Raeburnfoot, Gretna

Canmore ID 67555

Site Number NY37SW 12

NGR NY 30470 71330

NGR Description Centred NY 30470 71330

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/67555

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Gretna
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Annandale And Eskdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NY37SW 12 centred 3047 7133

See also NY37SW 4 and NY37SW 13.

(Formerly classified as settlement and field-system). Air photography (RCAHMSAP 1984) has recorded the cropmarks of a rectilinear enclosure on the low hill 300m WNW of Raeburnfoot steading (NY37SW 40.00). Trapezoidal on plan, it measures a maximum of 105m from ENE to WSW by 85m transversely within a ditch 2m in breadth, and there is an entrance on the E. An annexe on the S, also with an entrance on the E, measures 62m from ENE to WSW by 46m internally. The surrounding ground has evidently been enclosed by a series of boundary ditches one of which approaches the NE corner of the enclosure and another the entrance; there is also a ditch subdividing the interior of the main enclosure. Lengths of boundary ditch can be seen in the fields to the N, extending as far as a burn gully.

Information from RCAHMS (SPH), 20 February 1996.

Raeburnfoot, Gretna. Listed as (rectilinear) settlement and ditch-system (with NY37SW 13).

RCAHMS 1997.

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Aerial Photographic Transcription (16 February 1993 - 1 March 1993)

An aerial transcription was produced from oblique aerial photographs. Information from Historic Environment Scotland (BM) 31 March 2017.

Aerial Photographic Transcription (5 November 2012)

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