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West Harwood, burial mound 720m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Fauldhouse and the Breich Valley, West Lothian

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Latitude: 55.8214 / 55°49'17"N

Longitude: -3.5705 / 3°34'13"W

OS Eastings: 301700

OS Northings: 659800

OS Grid: NT017598

Mapcode National: GBR 31H4.S0

Mapcode Global: WH5RW.4Y13

Entry Name: West Harwood, burial mound 720m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 27 January 2005

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM11210

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: West Calder

County: West Lothian

Electoral Ward: Fauldhouse and the Breich Valley

Traditional County: Midlothian


The monument comprises a barrow of prehistoric date, visible as a mound in a cultivated field on the gentle north-east slopes of Pearie Law 425m north west of Vein Syke waterway.

The southwest corner of the abandoned steading of Kipsyke is situated about 20m south of the barrow. The barrow measures about 25m in diameter from north-west to south-east by 20m transversely and stands about 1m above present ground level. A broad shallow depression around the base of the mound is probably the remains of a silted-up ditch.

The area to be scheduled is a circle of diameter 35m centred on the centre of the barrow, to include the barrow and an area around in which evidence relating to its construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map. The above-ground remains of the nearby farmstead, although falling within the circle, are excluded from scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a rare survival of an earthen burial mound and its consequent potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric burial and ceremonial practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded by RCAHMS as NT05NW 26.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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