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Berries Burn,cairn 800m NNW of Castle Crawford Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4817 / 55°28'54"N

Longitude: -3.661 / 3°39'39"W

OS Eastings: 295124

OS Northings: 622132

OS Grid: NS951221

Mapcode National: GBR 25W1.6S

Mapcode Global: WH5TK.QGVZ

Entry Name: Berries Burn,cairn 800m NNW of Castle Crawford Farm

Scheduled Date: 28 March 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4487

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Crawford

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Description

The monument is a small prehistoric burial cairn, 6m by 4.6m and 0.5m high, located on a small platform on the steep slope S of the Berries Burn. The area to be scheduled is circular, 20m in diameter, centred on the top of the cairn, as delineated in red on the attached plan.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because, while it is a cairn of common type, it is in a rather unusual location halfway up a steep hillside and overlooking several settlement sites. This spatial relationship is of interest, suggesting contemporaneity with some element of the settlement landscape. The cairn material will seal an old ground surface of considerable interest, lying as it does above all present and past agricultural activity and thus containing evidence for local natural environmental conditions contemporary with the construction of the cairn.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

RCAHMS, Lanarkshire, No. 8.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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