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Waulkmill, cairn 310m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.7244 / 55°43'27"N

Longitude: -3.5711 / 3°34'15"W

OS Eastings: 301418

OS Northings: 649003

OS Grid: NT014490

Mapcode National: GBR 32H7.NT

Mapcode Global: WH5SG.3CRZ

Entry Name: Waulkmill, cairn 310m SE of

Scheduled Date: 9 May 2005

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM11284

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Carnwath

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


The monument is a cairn of prehistoric date, visible as a grass-covered mound, lying in pasture 230m above sea level.

The cairn consists of a mound 8m in diameter and c. 0.8m in height. There is an apparent trench on its northern side, which may be the remains of an antiquarian investigation. Cairns of this type are funerary monuments dating to the Neolithic and Bronze Age, and may be expected to contain material relating to their mode of construction and use. There are numerous traces of other cairns in the local area, some of which are prehistoric burial cairns.

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 a circle with maximum dimensions of 40m centred on the mound, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

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. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded by RCAHMS as NT04NW26.



Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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