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Drumfin, deserted settlement 200m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Airdrie North, North Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.8785 / 55°52'42"N

Longitude: -3.878 / 3°52'40"W

OS Eastings: 282608

OS Northings: 666627

OS Grid: NS826666

Mapcode National: GBR 10CG.6L

Mapcode Global: WH4QD.DHKV

Entry Name: Drumfin, deserted settlement 200m W of

Scheduled Date: 13 February 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9665

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: settlement, including deserted, depopulated and townships

Location: Shotts

County: North Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Airdrie North

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


The monument comprises a farmstead of pre-Improvement date, visible as a series of upstanding banks / features.

The monument is situated in rough pasture at the W end of a terrace on the N side of Drumfin, to the E of Lilly Loch, at between 225-235m O.D. The monument comprises two buildings set on opposite sides of two conjoined enclosures. The building to the SE is the larger and measures c. 13m NE-SW by c. 5.5m transversely within a grass-grown, earth-and-stone bank spread to c. 1.5m in thickness and 0.4m in height.

The SW end of the interior has been levelled into the rear of the terrace. The second building lies on the NE of the two enclosures and measures c. 8.5m WNW-ESE by c. 3m transversely within a grass-grown earth-and-stone bank spread to c. 1.2m in thickness and 0.4m in height. The entrance is at the ESE end of the NNE side and the interior has been levelled into the slope at the ESE end. The SE enclosure may postdate the enclosure on the NW. There are traces of an entrance at the E end of the enclosed terrace.

The remains appear to represent a small farmstead of medieval or later date.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is sub-rectangular in shape, with maximum dimensions of 70m WNW-ESE by 35m NNE-SSW as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of pre-improvement upland settlement and economy

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 86 NW 17.


RCAHMS (1998) Forts, Farms and Furnaces ' Archaeology in the Central Scotland Forest, 50.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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