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Greenaton Farm, enclosed settlement 250m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7123 / 55°42'44"N

Longitude: -3.6115 / 3°36'41"W

OS Eastings: 298847

OS Northings: 647715

OS Grid: NS988477

Mapcode National: GBR 326D.X4

Mapcode Global: WH5SF.HPG8

Entry Name: Greenaton Farm, enclosed settlement 250m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 20 January 2005

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM11214

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Carnwath

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Description

The monument comprises an enclosed settlement of prehistoric date, visible as a series of low earthworks, lying in gently sloping improved pasture at 220m OD.

It is best preserved in the SSE where it is defined by three concentric banks and ditches, which together measure 26m across. The banks survive to a maximum of 60cm in height on the SSE and to a lesser height on the E. There is a probable curvilinear feature towards the centre of the enclosure that may relate to an internal structure, such as a roundhouse. The E edge of the enclosure is overlain by a modern field boundary. Enclosed settlements of this type are characteristic of the Iron Age.

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 irregular in shape, measuring 185m N-S by 190m E-W, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract. The remains to be scheduled lie in two fields; the scheduled area is bounded on the N by the corner of an adjacent field.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. Given its situation, it is remarkably well preserved and therefore has particular potential to provide important information on associated structural remains.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

The monument is recorded by RCAHMS as NS94NE 35.

Photographs:

RCAHMS, 1995, NS94NE 35, Greenaton Settlement (possible), C52748.

RCAHMS, 1996, NS94NE 35, Greenaton Settlement (possible), C55633.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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