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Netherton,cairn 800m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.5039 / 55°30'14"N

Longitude: -3.7381 / 3°44'17"W

OS Eastings: 290311

OS Northings: 624719

OS Grid: NS903247

Mapcode National: GBR 24BS.HT

Mapcode Global: WH5TB.KX4J

Entry Name: Netherton,cairn 800m SW of

Scheduled Date: 31 March 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4513

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Crawfordjohn

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


The monument is a small cairn, 7.3m in diameter and 0.5m high, located on a level shoulder at the NW end of the summit ridge of Black Hill. It is a prehistoric burial cairn. The area to be scheduled is a circle 20m in diameter, centred on the highest part of the cairn.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as one of a small group of prehistoric burial cairns and barrows located on a single hill and offering the potential for comparative study of such monuments within a small area. Also of importance is the ground surface sealed below the cairn, which may hold evidence for environmental conditions prevailing up to the date of construction.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS92SW 29.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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