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Boghead,platform settlement 500m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.465 / 55°27'54"N

Longitude: -3.6741 / 3°40'26"W

OS Eastings: 294249

OS Northings: 620293

OS Grid: NS942202

Mapcode National: GBR 25S7.CR

Mapcode Global: WH5TK.JWMT

Entry Name: Boghead,platform settlement 500m SW of

Scheduled Date: 26 January 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4603

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: platform settlement

Location: Crawford

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


The monument is the remains of a prehistoric settlement,

consisting of thirteen platforms, scooped out of the hillside, which provided the bases for a similar number of houses. All thirteen houses lie in a band running along the slope, commencing just W of the Linshie Gutter and extending to the old track up the E side of Hurl Burn. The area to be scheduled is approximately rectangular, 350m EW by 250m NS, with its E boundary formed by the Linshie Gutter, its N boundary formed by a wire fence, projected in the W to join the track which forms its W boundary, while its S boundary corresponds to the change from improved to rough grazing.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well-preserved example of a later prehistoric settlement, but its particular significance derives from its unusual location, on a slope with a full northerly aspect, combined with the fact that in other respects it closely resembles other platform settlements nearby which have more favourable aspects. The information which could be obtained from the monument, particularly as regards the agricultural economy of the site, could on comparison with that from other sites provide valuable information about the extreme limits of agricultural viability at the period of occupation.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the site as NS92SW 28.0.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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