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Craigmarry, farmstead 720m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Armadale and Blackridge, West Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9127 / 55°54'45"N

Longitude: -3.742 / 3°44'31"W

OS Eastings: 291209

OS Northings: 670219

OS Grid: NS912702

Mapcode National: GBR 2092.N9

Mapcode Global: WH5RD.HN92

Entry Name: Craigmarry, farmstead 720m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 22 February 2005

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM11223

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: farmstead

Location: Torphichen

County: West Lothian

Electoral Ward: Armadale and Blackridge

Traditional County: West Lothian

Description

The monument, a farmstead of post-medieval date, is visible as an upstanding monument, comprising the foundations of a single building of three compartments with two attached enclosures, situated on a slight elevation.

The monument is identified as 'Todholes' and depicted as a ruin on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Linlithgowshire 1856, sheet viii) and on the 1818 Linlithgowshire map produced by W Forrest.

The area to be scheduled is irregular in shape, with maximum dimensions 70m N-S by 50m transversely, to include the remains described and an area around them in which evidence relating to their construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as an example of a well-preserved pre-improvement farmstead which has the potential to greatly enhance our understanding of post-medieval rural settlement in the area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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The monument is recorded by RCAHMS as NS97SW26.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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