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Kirk Burn

Motte (Medieval)

Site Name Kirk Burn

Classification Motte (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Greenlees Cottage

Canmore ID 44898

Site Number NS65NW 13

NGR NS 6386 5846

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NS65NW 13 6386 5846.

(NS 6386 5847) Motte (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

This motte is situated in a small wood SE of Greenlees Cottages. It now appears as a detached, round, flat-topped mound, 49' in diameter on the summit, and 120' diameter at the base. There is a shoulder, and a road winding up to the summit. On the E it slopes steeply to the burn; there are ditches on S and N, but no evidence of such on the W, where it is 8' high.

J A Wilson 1929.

This motte, as described above, defended by a ditch and a natural stream gully, is highest on the E and N, where it is 8.3m above the surrounding land. The projecting shoulder on the N slopes gently in that direction. Its summit diameter is 8.3m.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (J L D) 14 August 1953.

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