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Kirkton,fort 860m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4792 / 55°28'44"N

Longitude: -3.6856 / 3°41'8"W

OS Eastings: 293561

OS Northings: 621885

OS Grid: NS935218

Mapcode National: GBR 25P2.WP

Mapcode Global: WH5TK.CJ5Y

Entry Name: Kirkton,fort 860m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 21 July 1967

Last Amended: 30 November 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2614

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Crawford

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Description

The monument comprises a prehistoric fort on the summit of a knoll

which is isolated from the SW flank of Castle Hill by broad natural gullies to the N and S.

The fort measures 39m by 20m within a low stony bank not more than 1m high, interrupted by an entrance on the W. The interior contains

three crescentic scarps which probably indicate the sites of houses.

An additional rampart has been drawn across the base of the knoll; on the S it appears as a low stony bank but elsewhere it is represented

by a mere scarp. Outwith the stony bank, on the NE and S, the natural gullies have been artifically deepened to form a continuous ditch;

the original entrance was probably on the W. This outer rampart may never have been completed.

The area to be scheduled measures 125m from SW to NE by 110m transversely, to include the fort and an area around in which traces

of evidence associated with its construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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