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Kersewell Mains,cairn 1400m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.7231 / 55°43'23"N

Longitude: -3.5564 / 3°33'23"W

OS Eastings: 302335

OS Northings: 648837

OS Grid: NT023488

Mapcode National: GBR 32L8.V8

Mapcode Global: WH5SG.BDPZ

Entry Name: Kersewell Mains,cairn 1400m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 22 May 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4662

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Carnwath

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


The monument is a prehistoric burial cairn situated on a rise 100m N of the Westruther Burn. The cairn is 11m in diameter and rises to 1m in height. It is composed of small boulders and shows no sign of having been disturbed. The area to be scheduled is circular, centred on the cairn, and 30m in diameter, 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 a small burial cairn in an apparently undisturbed condition. It also forms part of a group of such sites in close proximity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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