Torrs Cave (Dirk Hatteraick Cove), Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway

NGR: NX 6767 4459


Canmore: 63984

SCD: 2565

Excavation: S.V. Morris, c. 1935-37.

Curation: Stewartry Museum.

Burials: MNI: 1 (worked human bone).

Finds: Stone axe; flint core; worked bone; Romano-British, medieval and post-medieval pottery; animal bones.

Date: Unknown (5)

14C: -


Morris, S.V. (1937) Excavation of Torrs Cave, Kirkcudbright. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 71: 415-430.

Robertson, A.S. (1970) Roman finds from non-Roman sites in Scotland. Britannia 1: 198-226.

Picken, J. & Devereux, D. (2015) Animal Carvings from Torrs Cave. Sanctuary 44: 41.

Scott, J.G. (1976) The Roman occupation of South-West Scotland from the recall of Agricola to the withdrawal under Trajan. Glasgow Archaeological Journal 4: 42, 44.

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