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Craigiehall, hut-circle 630m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.731 / 55°43'51"N

Longitude: -3.5879 / 3°35'16"W

OS Eastings: 300381

OS Northings: 649760

OS Grid: NT003497

Mapcode National: GBR 32D5.1F

Mapcode Global: WH5SF.V6PX

Entry Name: Craigiehall, hut-circle 630m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 22 February 2005

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM11232

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Carnwath

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


The monument is a hut circle (the remains of a circular house) of prehistoric date, visible as an upstanding feature, lying in pasture on the summit of Yelping Craigs, at 290m OD.

The hut circle measures 12m in external diameter and 6m in internal diameter. The enclosing bank is c. 3m wide and up to 0.25m in height. The hut-circle is overlain by later rig cultivation remains. Hut circles are characteristic of Bronze and Iron Age settlement sites and represent the remains of timber-roofed roundhouses.

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 35m in diameter, 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 upland prehistoric settlement and economy. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded by RCAHMS as NT04NW29, an enclosed cremation cemetery (possible).

Aerial photographs:

NT04NW29 1996 Wester Yardhouses - Hare Law C55626

NT04NW29 1996 Wester Yardhouses - Hare Law C55619

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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