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Shaw Hill,cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.696 / 55°41'45"N

Longitude: -3.4099 / 3°24'35"W

OS Eastings: 311476

OS Northings: 645627

OS Grid: NT114456

Mapcode National: GBR 42MK.KZ

Mapcode Global: WH6TV.L3F6

Entry Name: Shaw Hill,cairn

Scheduled Date: 26 July 1972

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3236

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Kirkurd

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Peeblesshire

Description

To S of Church, mid 18th-century large and finely detailed

classical memorial and burial enclosure to Gordon family of

Greenlaw and Culvennan, dated 1757 and said to be the work of

S Rae, a self taught Artist and Sculptor. S elevation of

memorial: tripartite with taller mannerist pedimented centre

bay. Rubble built with rusticated quoins; each bay with

inscribed memorial tablet. Centre bay flanked by Corinthian

columns supporting broken pediment with elaborately carved

heraldic panel to tympanum. Lugged and shouldered finely

moulded architrave to main dedicatory inscription flanked by

shell and garland motif with seraph above. Deeply incised egg

and dart moulding throughout. Pineapples at angles, urn at

apex.

Square rubble-walled enclosure with various memorial tablets

to inside.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

A Trotter, East Galloway Sketches, 1901.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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