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Meadowflatt,enclosure 900m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.6456 / 55°38'44"N

Longitude: -3.66 / 3°39'36"W

OS Eastings: 295622

OS Northings: 640363

OS Grid: NS956403

Mapcode National: GBR 23W5.D1

Mapcode Global: WH5SS.RCBC

Entry Name: Meadowflatt,enclosure 900m NW of

Scheduled Date: 23 December 1977

Last Amended: 22 November 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4068

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Covington

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


The monument consists of a prehistoric enclosure which is situated on level ground on the SW flank of Swaites Hill, 190m WSW of the large neolithic enclosure at Blackhouse Burn.

Subcircular on plan, the enclosure measures 48m by 43m within a stony bank about 10m in average thickness and 0.6m in height. There is an entrance on the NE, 3m in width.

The area to be scheduled is subcircular on plan and measures up to 120m in diameter to include the enclosure and an area around in which traces of activities associated with its construction and use may survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to provide information about prehistoric social organisation (of a domestic and/or ritual nature) and because of its possible relationship with the extremely unusual neolithic ritual enclosure at Blackhouse Burn.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records this site as NS 94 SE 11.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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