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Crookedstane,platform settlement 1300m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.4188 / 55°25'7"N

Longitude: -3.6564 / 3°39'23"W

OS Eastings: 295246

OS Northings: 615121

OS Grid: NS952151

Mapcode National: GBR 25XS.5B

Mapcode Global: WH5TY.T207

Entry Name: Crookedstane,platform settlement 1300m W of

Scheduled Date: 6 March 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4646

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: platform settlement

Location: Crawford

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


The monument is a group of four prehistoric house sites, each consisting of a platform scooped into the hillside. The platforms range from 9m to 13.7m in diameter, and are arranged in a descending line below the "Roman Road" on Annanshaw Brae. The area to be scheduled is irregular, with the old road as its NW (uphill) edge, and maximum dimensions NW-SE 50m, NE-SW 90m.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well-preserved example of a small unenclosed platform settlement, both as a field monument and for the archaeological evidence contained within the remains and accessible on excavation. Of additional importance is the association between the platforms and the so-called Roman Road which forms the upslope boundary of the area to be scheduled. There is some doubt about the attribution of this road; the intersection of road and a fifth, almost totally destroyed, platform would afford an opportunity to investigate relative dating.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the site as NS91NE 18.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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