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Middleton

Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Site Name Middleton

Classification Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Walton Burn

Canmore ID 43032

Site Number NS45SE 24

NGR NS 49253 54260

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council East Renfrewshire
  • Parish Mearns
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Eastwood
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS45SE 24 49253 54260

See also NS45SE 25.

On a nearly level shoulder, between gullies, overlooking Walton Burn, a double walled enclosure, with a single walled enclosure off-centre within. The overall diameter is 30m to 35m, enclosing a level area 19m across. The gap between the inner and outer walls is 1m to 1.5m, the outer being the more substantial and lying on a slope of 1m across the site, while the inner wall is built up on NW to create a level interior. An enclosure 16m diameter over 3m wall partly overlies the inner wall. The remaining space is sub-divided by a radial bank. The site is similar to the double walled enclosure at Bonnytonmoor, Eaglesham (NS55SW 1), but more substantial.

T C Welsh 1984

NMRS, MS/737/12.

This hut-circle is situated on a gentle SE-facing slope in a field of pasture 500m WSW of Middleton farmsteading. It measures 6m in diameter within a wall reduced to a stony bank 2m in thickness and up to 0.3m in height on the W. The hut-circle lies at the N end of an oval enclosure, which measures about 29m from NNW to SSE by 24m transversely over a wall reduced to a low stony bank that contains several large boulders. Neither the entrance of the hut-circle nor that of the enclosure was identified on the date of visit.

A series of substantial banks to the S and W of the hut-circle, which may be part of a contemporary field-system, are described elsewhere (see NS45SE 25).

Visited by RCAHMS (AGCH, LMcC), 2 July 2007.

Scheduled as 'Middleton, hut circle and enclosure 540m WSW of... the remains of a hut circle... within an oval enclosure.'

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 24 February 2011.

Activities

Field Visit (2 July 2007)

This hut-circle is situated on a gentle SE-facing slope in a field of pasture 500m WSW of Middleton farmsteading. It measures 6m in diameter within a wall reduced to a stony bank 2m in thickness and up to 0.3m in height on the W. The hut-circle lies at the N end of an oval enclosure, which measures about 29m from NNW to SSE by 24m transversely over a wall reduced to a low stony bank that contains several large boulders. Neither the entrance of the hut-circle nor that of the enclosure was identified on the date of visit.

A series of substantial banks to the S and W of the hut-circle, which may be part of a contemporary field-system, are described elsewhere (see NS45SE 25).

Visited by RCAHMS (AGCH, LMcC), 2 July 2007.

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