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Coulter,cultivation terraces 450m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.5853 / 55°35'6"N

Longitude: -3.5438 / 3°32'37"W

OS Eastings: 302788

OS Northings: 633485

OS Grid: NT027334

Mapcode National: GBR 33PV.LN

Mapcode Global: WH5T1.JWP4

Entry Name: Coulter,cultivation terraces 450m SE of

Scheduled Date: 31 December 1969

Last Amended: 26 April 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2900

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: cultivation terraces

Location: Culter

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a prominent and significant group of cultivation terraces which are situated on the W end of a ridge, at Culter Craigs. At least fourteen steep terraces survive, and are situated between the 220m and 300m contour. The area to the N, which also contained part of the terraces, was afforested in 1972. The area to be scheduled measures up to 300m from NW to SE by 130m transversely, to include the remaining cultivation terraces and an area around in which evidence associated with their construction and use may survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its well-defined field characteristics which are thought to indicate an early medieval or medieval date for this type of remains. Few examples of this type of monument survive in Scotland as a whole, although they are not uncommon in the Clydesdale area. The monument has the potential to provide information about medieval economy and agricultural practice.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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The monument is RCAHMS number NT 03 SW 22.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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