Accessibility

Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

Sweetshaw Brae, Daer Resevoir

Burnt Mound(S) (Prehistoric), Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Sweetshaw Brae, Daer Resevoir

Classification Burnt Mound(S) (Prehistoric), Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Daer Valley

Canmore ID 258469

Site Number NS90NE 51

NGR NS 984 091

NGR Description Centred NS 984 091

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/258469

Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
Canmore Disclaimer. © Copyright and database right 2020.

Toggle Aerial | View on large map

Collections

Administrative Areas

  • Council South Lanarkshire
  • Parish Crawford
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Clydesdale
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS90NE 51 centred 984 091

NS 984 091 cairns (7) and burnt mound

On the southern slope of Sweetshaw Brae are at least seven cairns and a burnt mound. The mound is 35m S of farm buildings, on a terrace on the NE side of the Daer Reservoir. It is a classic kidney-shaped mound, 12m x 5m, with a gradually-narrowing W end. On the N side there is an active spring emerging from the ground, which may have been the original source for the site.

The cairns lie to the E of the farmon improved grassland. They range in size from 3m to 5m in diameter and up to 0.5m high. They form part of a larger group of cairns located to the E.

Recorded in draft of forthcoming report History of the Daer Valley, South Lanarkshire.

Biggar Museum Trust, T Ward 2002, NMRS MS 1774, 35.

Activities

Field Visit (2002)

On the southern slope of Sweetshaw Brae are at least seven cairns and a burnt mound. The mound is 35m S of farm buildings, on a terrace on the NE side of the Daer Reservoir. It is a classic kidney-shaped mound, 12m x 5m, with a gradually-narrowing W end. On the N side there is an active spring emerging from the ground, which may have been the original source for the site.

The cairns lie to the E of the farmon improved grassland. They range in size from 3m to 5m in diameter and up to 0.5m high. They form part of a larger group of cairns located to the E.

Recorded in draft of forthcoming report History of the Daer Valley, South Lanarkshire.

Biggar Museum Trust, T Ward 2002, NMRS MS 1774, 35

References

MyCanmore Image Contributions


Contribute an Image

MyCanmore Text Contributions