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Midlock,platform settlement 1000m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.4721 / 55°28'19"N

Longitude: -3.6352 / 3°38'6"W

OS Eastings: 296727

OS Northings: 621024

OS Grid: NS967210

Mapcode National: GBR 3515.S7

Mapcode Global: WH5TL.4Q6C

Entry Name: Midlock,platform settlement 1000m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 15 October 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4757

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: platform settlement

Location: Crawford

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


The monument is a prehistoric settlement consisting of seven house platforms, each scooped into the hillside. The platforms run along the hillside and measure from 15.3m to 12.8m in diameter. The area to be scheduled is approximately oval in shape, with maximum dimensions of 180m NW-SE and 120m NE-SW, as delineated in red on the attached plan.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a good example of an unenclosed platform settlement of medium size and lacking eccentric or unusual features. It has been selected for its typicality in an area which has many atypical settlements.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 92 SE 15.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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