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Cot Castle,motte

A Scheduled Monument in Avondale and Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.688 / 55°41'16"N

Longitude: -4.0067 / 4°0'24"W

OS Eastings: 273944

OS Northings: 645657

OS Grid: NS739456

Mapcode National: GBR 02GN.CV

Mapcode Global: WH4R9.F98C

Entry Name: Cot Castle,motte

Scheduled Date: 19 December 1967

Last Amended: 29 February 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2627

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: motte

Location: Stonehouse

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Avondale and Stonehouse

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


The monument consists of the remains of a motte which stands on a promontory overlooking the Avon Water.

The motte is approximately 2m high and roughly 30m across the top. Half of the motte to the SSE has been removed at some point in the last thirty years by persons unkown but the rest is in a stable condition.

The area to be scheduled includes the remains of the motte and its sides forming a D-shape. It measures approximately 40m WSW to ENE by 20m and is marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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