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Cold Chapel,settlement 500m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.5083 / 55°30'29"N

Longitude: -3.6833 / 3°40'59"W

OS Eastings: 293785

OS Northings: 625122

OS Grid: NS937251

Mapcode National: GBR 24QR.C8

Mapcode Global: WH5TC.DT84

Entry Name: Cold Chapel,settlement 500m NE of

Scheduled Date: 6 July 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4530

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Lamington and Wandel

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


The settlement is bounded by a bank standing to a maximum height of 3.7m externally and 2.1m internally which encloses an area 78m by 69m. There are three gaps in the bank which all appear to be original entrances. The interior slopes; in the higher, eastern, half at least nine crescentic house-platforms can be identified. The area to be scheduled measures 110m EW by 110m NS, with its boundary at least 10m out from the foot of the outer slope of the bank, as delineated in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for three reasons. It is an impressive field monument. It is of importance to understanding the nature of settlement in later prehistoric times since it appears to represent a combination of features seen in the unenclosed platform settlements and in defended sites normally assumed to be of later date. Thirdly, the massive bank will to a greater extent than normal for structures of the first millennium BC seal below it a land surface contemporary with its construction and potentially preserving evidence for agricultural activity and local environment.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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