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Collins Burn,enclosure 750m north west of Elvanfoot Bridge

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.4503 / 55°27'1"N

Longitude: -3.6605 / 3°39'37"W

OS Eastings: 295075

OS Northings: 618639

OS Grid: NS950186

Mapcode National: GBR 25WF.90

Mapcode Global: WH5TR.R83J

Entry Name: Collins Burn,enclosure 750m NW of Elvanfoot Bridge

Scheduled Date: 6 July 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4527

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Crawford

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


The monument consists of an enclosure which is bounded by a double bank and intervening ditch enclosing an oval area 61m across from NW to SE by 49m transversely. The enclosing banks are nowhere more than 1.2m high, and are broken by two entrances at NW and SE. The monument is known locally as "The Roman Fort" although not of Roman construction. The area to be scheduled is oval, 90m EW by 120m NS,

with its boundary nowhere less than 10m from the foot of the outer bank, as delineated in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance becuase, although relatively unimpressive as a field monument, its location and the surrounding topography suggest that organic deposits will be well preserved within the interior and ditch. The monument therefore possesses considerable potential for environmental reconstruction relating to its presumed period of construction in the first millennium.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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