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Barrack Knowe, High Clachanmore

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  • NGR
    NX 0890 4643
  • Latitude, longitude
    54.776297N, 4.972781W
  • Archaeological notes
    NX04NE 8 0890 4643. (NX 0891 4642) Cairn (NR) (Site of) (The site is published as a circular platform, 40.0m in diameter, the northern half of which is obscured by stones) OS 6" map (1850) The site of a fort or cairn is still distinct on Barrack Knowe. Some buildings also formerly stood on this hill. Name Book 1848 There is no evidence of any antiquity on Barrack Knowe, a low natural stony mound now the dumping ground for clearance stones. Possibly the site of a cairn, but certainly not of a fort. Visited by OS (WDJ) 8 September 1970 The remains of an enclosure defended by a substantial stone wall are situated on the Barrack Knowe, a low knoll 100m SE of High Clachanmore farmhouse. The NW half of the enclosure is covered with field-cleared stones, and on the SW and NW the perimeter is overlain by a later field dyke; between the ENE and SSE, however, the wall is visible as a mound of rubble up to 7m thick and 0.5m high On the S a thin band of rubble and a scarp 0.4m high externally mark the inner and outer edges of the mound respectively, and beneath the field-dyke and on the SW and NW of the wall has been reduced to a stony scarp, which varies from 1m to 0.4m in external height respectively. The interior is slightly oval and measures 33m from NE to SW by 30m transversely. The Name Book (1848) records that several buildings once stood on the Barrack Knowe. RCAHMS 1985, visited (SH) August 1984
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Related material information


  • 60483 (1984)
    Antiquity Model 1:2500 RCAHMS

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Wigtownshire, Sheet 271847-8