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Auchenglen, cairn 450m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale West, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.7014 / 55°42'4"N

Longitude: -3.8337 / 3°50'1"W

OS Eastings: 284857

OS Northings: 646848

OS Grid: NS848468

Mapcode National: GBR 12NJ.T1

Mapcode Global: WH5SB.2YPM

Entry Name: Auchenglen, cairn 450m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 27 January 2005

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM11235

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Carluke

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale West

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


The monument comprises a cairn of prehistoric date, visible as a tree-covered stony mound, lying in pasture, on a knoll, at 125m OD, just beyond the boundary of West Wood.

The cairn measures c. 14m in diameter and is c. 1m high. There is a 3m wide depression in the centre which may relate to an antiquarian investigation. Cairns of this type are funerary monuments dating to the Neolithic and Bronze Age, and may be expected to contain a central burial, and other burials under or within the cairn. There may be traces of further activity round the skirts of the mound and the cairn should preserve underneath it an area of contemporary ground surface.

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 prehistoric funerary and ritual practices, as well of contemporary landuse.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded by RCAHMS as NS84NW13, Westwood, the Lee, Cairn.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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