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Glencaple,burnt mound 980m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.4751 / 55°28'30"N

Longitude: -3.724 / 3°43'26"W

OS Eastings: 291122

OS Northings: 621493

OS Grid: NS911214

Mapcode National: GBR 25F4.K4

Mapcode Global: WH5TJ.RNT2

Entry Name: Glencaple,burnt mound 980m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 19 March 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5267

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: burnt mound

Location: Crawfordjohn

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


This burnt mound (a prehistoric cooking place) is situated on the SW bank of a tributary of the Glengonnar Water, on the SE flank of Drake Law.

The area to be scheduled is 32m in diameter (centered on NS 31122149) and includes the burnt mound and an area in which traces of activities associated with the use of the mound may survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to provide information about prehistoric cooking practice and economy, and because of its close proximity to two scheduled unenclosed platform settlements with which it may be contemporary.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS92SW 49.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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