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Hillend,enclosures 250m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.5339 / 55°32'2"N

Longitude: -3.6749 / 3°40'29"W

OS Eastings: 294387

OS Northings: 627963

OS Grid: NS943279

Mapcode National: GBR 24SG.62

Mapcode Global: WH5TC.J58G

Entry Name: Hillend,enclosures 250m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 18 November 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5451

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive); Prehistoric ritual and funera

Location: Wiston and Roberton

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


The monument consists of two enclosures, probably of prehistoric date, which are now only visible from the air as differences in the pattern of crop growth. The larger enclosure, which lies to the W, is sub-rectangular and has an entrance 7m wide on the E, facing the Clyde. It has been bounded by a deep ditch with an internal bank. The smaller enclosure, to the E, has been partly destroyed by the river. It appears to have been circular, about 30m in diameter, with an entrance to the W. There is a possibility that this was a henge. In 1991 a narrow trench was excavated between the two enclosures and three pits were identified and excavated, containing a remarkably large assemblage of later neolithic / early Bronze Age pottery and carbonised organic material probably relating to settlement activity.

The area to be scheduled is an irregular polygon, bounded on the W by the public road and on the E by the river Clyde, but excluding the 3m wide trench (now backfilled) recently excavated for the Shell

Chemicals ethylene pipeline. Overall dimensions are 120m N-S by 140m E-W, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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