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Calla Doone, hut-circle 500m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.7222 / 55°43'20"N

Longitude: -3.5929 / 3°35'34"W

OS Eastings: 300041

OS Northings: 648795

OS Grid: NT000487

Mapcode National: GBR 32B8.YK

Mapcode Global: WH5SF.SF8M

Entry Name: Calla Doone, hut-circle 500m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 22 February 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM11280

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 round house) of prehistoric date, visible as an upstanding feature, lying in pasture at the top of a steep slope, at 290m OD.

It measures 15-17m in external diameter and 8-9m in internal diameter. The enclosing bank is c3m wide and up to 0.4m high. There are traces of an internal ring-ditch and the central area is slightly raised. The entrance is on the SE. A pile of boulders on the N side probably relates to more recent field clearance. Hut-circles are characteristic of Bronze and Iron Age settlement sites and represent the remains of timber 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 measures 25m NE-Sw by 35m NW-SE, bounded on the NE by a modern track, 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 contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT04NW 13.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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