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Kersewell Mains,cairn 1400m east of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.7194 / 55°43'9"N

Longitude: -3.555 / 3°33'17"W

OS Eastings: 302417

OS Northings: 648428

OS Grid: NT024484

Mapcode National: GBR 32M9.4L

Mapcode Global: WH5SG.CHDS

Entry Name: Kersewell Mains,cairn 1400m E of

Scheduled Date: 22 May 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4663

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 open moorland. It is on average 8m in diameter and rises to a height of 0.6m. The area to be scheduled is circular and 28m in diameter, centred on the cairn, 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 which appears to overlie undisturbed remains. It also forms part of a group of such sites in close proximity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 04 NW 19.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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