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Stoneyburn,platform settlement and field system 700m WSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4569 / 55°27'24"N

Longitude: -3.6534 / 3°39'12"W

OS Eastings: 295540

OS Northings: 619360

OS Grid: NS955193

Mapcode National: GBR 25XB.VN

Mapcode Global: WH5TR.V3GH

Entry Name: Stoneyburn,platform settlement and field system 700m WSW of

Scheduled Date: 28 March 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4486

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field or field system

Location: Crawford

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Description

The monument consists of a settlement of five house platforms terraced into a steep hillside, together with a field system of small rectangular fields lying on a more gentle slope uphill from the settlement and a small area of fields lying on flatter ground to the W of the settlement.

Almost all of the features are grass-covered, except for a few small cairns within the field system.

The area to be scheduled has the shape of an inverted "D" with the straight edge, 320m long, immediately to the W of the march dyke between Stoneyburn and Elvanfoot with its SE end at the gate through the dyke. From the dyke the area to be scheduled extends for a maximum of 350m to the

SW, as delineated in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This composite monument is of national importance because it seems to represent a very unusual juxtaposition of a later prehistoric settlement and a well-preserved field system. The fact that the system appears to respect the settlement suggests contemporaneity, and that this monument is therefore a fragment of reasonably complete later prehistoric landscape. The accumulated soils and the details of field construction concealed below the surface of the field system are also of national importance, as preservation of such information for early farming practices is rare on this scale.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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