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Greens Moor,long cairn,cairns and field system north west of Kersewell Mains

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.7286 / 55°43'43"N

Longitude: -3.559 / 3°33'32"W

OS Eastings: 302188

OS Northings: 649458

OS Grid: NT021494

Mapcode National: GBR 32L6.88

Mapcode Global: WH5SG.98HP

Entry Name: Greens Moor,long cairn,cairns and field system NW of Kersewell Mains

Scheduled Date: 22 December 1978

Last Amended: 22 May 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4212

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field or field system; Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (t

Location: Carnwath

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


The monument is an extensive field-system of prehistoric date, consisting of field boundaries, small fields marked by lynchets, and a large number of field clearance cairns. Within the system and included in the scheduling are three prehistoric burial cairns, one a long cairn measuring 82m N-S by 13m E-W and up to 1m high, and the others round cairns, one 13.4m in diameter and 0.5m high, the other 11.3m in diameter and 1.7m high. The area to be scheduled is irregular in shape, with maximum dimensions of 550m E-W and 450m N-S.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for several reasons. Firstly, it is a very fine example of a prehistoric field system, and very little appears to have been disturbed by recent agriculture. Secondly, the three cairns set within the area are themselves good examples of their type, with the long cairn already scheduled, one of the round cairns apparently completely undisturbed and the other covering undisturbed deposits. Finally, the juxtaposition of cairns and field system provides the opportunity to example landscape evolution over an extended period of time.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the site as NT04NW 16.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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