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Normangill Rig,cairn 1000m south of Normangill

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.4768 / 55°28'36"N

Longitude: -3.6295 / 3°37'46"W

OS Eastings: 297103

OS Northings: 621533

OS Grid: NS971215

Mapcode National: GBR 3533.0K

Mapcode Global: WH5TL.6LXT

Entry Name: Normangill Rig,cairn 1000m S of Normangill

Scheduled Date: 6 July 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4526

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Crawford

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


The monument is a prehistoric burial cairn situated on the crest of Normangill Rig. It is 26m in diameter and stands to a maximum height of 2m on its western side, where least stone-robbing has taken place. The cairn is located immediately to the north of the march-dyke between Normangill and Midlock. The area to be scheduled is circular, 40m in diameter, with the southern portion of its perimeter formed by, but excluding, the march-dyke noted above. The area to be scheduled is delineated in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

Although the body of this cairn has been quarried for stone to a considerable extent, the full perimeter survives substantially intact, and it seals a considerable expanse of ground surface contemporary with its construction. This may contain subsidiary burials in pits or under small cairns and will contain evidence for local environmental conditions up to the date of construction. It is therefore of national importance because it contains information regarding prehistoric funerary practices and the contemporary environment.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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