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Cornal Tower Plantation

Building (Period Unassigned), Platform (Period Unassigned), Rig And Furrow (Medieval)

Site Name Cornal Tower Plantation

Classification Building (Period Unassigned), Platform (Period Unassigned), Rig And Furrow (Medieval)

Canmore ID 68344

Site Number NT10SW 11

NGR NT 112 040

NGR Description Centred NT 112 040

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NT10SW 11 centred 112 040

Air photography (RCAHMSAP 1988) has recorded extensive enclosed and unenclosed plots of rig-and-furrow cultivation in marginal ground on Craigbeck steading (NT10SW 60.00), between the present limit of arable cultivation (on the W) and steeply-rising ground (to the E). The N edge of the area is defined by the steep S bank of the Cornal Burn, and the S edge by the limit of the currently-available air photographic cover.

Many of the plots of rig occupy isolated knolls and W-facing slopes. They are best preserved towards the N (NT c. 113 042) while those to the S of a fence-line (NT 119 039) and a track (NT 111 040) are severely wasted.

Two structures are situated close to the NW corner of the area; a subrectangular building (NT 1121 0430) which has been reduced to low and grass-grown wall-footings, and a subrectangular platform. In addition, the poorly-preserved remains of two probable prehistoric enclosures (NT10SW 10 and NT10SW 24 respectively) are situated within the area of the cultivation remains.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS), 17 June 1991.

(Listed as buildings).

RCAHMS 1997.

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