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Pit Defined Cursus (Neolithic)

Site Name Trailflat

Classification Pit Defined Cursus (Neolithic)

Canmore ID 72312

Site Number NY08NW 24

NGR NY 04903 84994

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Tinwald
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Nithsdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NY08NW 24 04900 84991

See also NY08NW 11.

Pit-enclosure lies within Trailflat roman temporary camp (NY08NW 11).


The cropmarks of a narrow pit-defined enclosure have been photographed within the Roman Temporary Camp (NY08NW 11) at Trailflat. The enclosure measures at least 50m from WNW to ESE by 15m transversely, and is comparable to other pit-defined cursus monuments recorded by aerial photography. Only the W terminal can be made out with any clarity and this appears to be square-ended. It is plotted as a cursus monument on a distribution map of Neolithic monuments covering southern Scotland (RCAHMS 1997, 115, fig. 110).

Information from RCAHMS (ARG), 7 April 1998


Aerial Photographic Transcription (17 July 2012)


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