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Rosshall Mains

Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Rosshall Mains

Classification Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Ross Hall Mains

Canmore ID 44369

Site Number NS56SW 12

NGR NS 50645 63140

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Renfrewshire
  • Parish Paisley (Renfrew)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Renfrew
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS56SW 12 50645 63140

(NS 5066 6314) Crop marks, perhaps representing a native settlement, were observed here during air reconnaissance in 1957.

(Visible on J K S St Joseph air photographs JT 47-9 also show this feature.)

J K S St Joseph 1957.

This feature straddles a broad arable ridge running NW-SE and sloping towars the SE. There is no trace of it on the ground and the local farmer had no further information.

Visited by OS (W D J), 24 December 1970.

Scheduled as 'Rosshall Mains, enclosure 220m W of... visible from the air as a circular cropmark...'

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 11 February 2011.


(site of) [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, March 2011.


Field Visit (7 July 1954)

Enclosure, Ross Hall Mains (Site)

A mark representing what seems to have been an almost circular enclosure appears on an air-photograph (CUCAP JI 49) of the field that lies immediately W of Ross Hall Mains farmhouse. The site is 200 yards N the right bank of the White Cart Water on almost level ground at an elevation of about 70 feet O. D. The mark probably indicates the line of a ditch which enclosed an area measuring about 250 feet in diameter. A gap in the E arc may show the position of the original entrance. No trace now remains on the surface.

NS 506 632

OS map xii NE (Unnoted)

Visited by RCAHMS (RWF) 7 July 1954

Reference (1957)

This site is noted in the ‘List of monuments discovered during the survey of marginal land (1951-5)’ (RCAHMS 1957, xiv-xviii).

Information from RCAHMS (GFG), 24 October 2012.


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