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Waterhead,platform settlement 900m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.4525 / 55°27'9"N

Longitude: -3.7579 / 3°45'28"W

OS Eastings: 288919

OS Northings: 619034

OS Grid: NS889190

Mapcode National: GBR 256D.67

Mapcode Global: WH5TQ.76SV

Entry Name: Waterhead,platform settlement 900m N of

Scheduled Date: 11 August 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4714

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 single platform scooped into the SE flank of the hillside N of Carle Gill and 100m W of the track which climbs the hillside from the public road bridge over the burn. The platform is 14.4m in diameter, and represents the site of a prehistoric house. The area to be scheduled is a square, 50m on each side, oriented NW- SE and centred on the centre of the platform, as delineated in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a good field example of an isolated platform house site which seems to have been isolated when built, rather than being part of a largely destroyed settlement. The archaeological evidence preserved may shed light on the relationship between individual and grouped platform sites, in terms of both date and function.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland




Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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