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Busby, Kittoch Glen

Structure (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Busby, Kittoch Glen

Classification Structure (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Kittoch Glen

Canmore ID 43821

Site Number NS55NE 29

NGR NS 581 570

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council East Renfrewshire
  • Parish East Kilbride (East Renfrewshire)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District East Kilbride
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS55NE 29 581 570.

NS 581 570. 'U' structure, Kittoch Glen: Occupying the easternmost of three spine-like promontories, this site was formerly bounded by gullies, of which one is now part filled by tipping. A stony bank 5m broad, 13m long, runs across the neck of the promontory, and a ditch 10m long, 2m deep cuts across the tip of the promontory. Between these is a low, boat-shaped building platform, 36m by 10.5m, raised at each end. This was probably the site of a defended timber longhouse or hall, of Dark Age to Early Medieval date, but there has been no archaeological verification. (cf NS65NW 16).

T C Welsh 1974; nd.

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