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Ladle Knowe

Motte (Medieval)

Site Name Ladle Knowe

Classification Motte (Medieval)

Canmore ID 46436

Site Number NS82NW 1

NGR NS 8263 2940

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NS82NW 1 8263 2940.

(NS 8263 2940) Ladle Knowe (NAT) Motte (NR)

OS 25" map (1962)

This motte is situated in a conifer plantation on the brink of a steep descent to the Douglas Water. Oval on plan, the surface originally measure 60' N-S by about 45', but about a third of the motte has fallen away as a result of the erosion of the river bank. The flanks of the motte slope steeply and regularly down for 12' to a base which measures axially 100' by about 85'. No traces of a surrounding ditch are visible on the surface. (RCAHMS MSS., visited 1955)

Visited by OS (JLD) 10 August 1954

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Measured Survey (7 June 1955)

This motte was planned by RCAHMS on 7 June 1955, after being discovered on aerial photographs examined as part of the Marginal Land Survey. The plan was inked on 14 February 1975 for inclusion within the planned Lanarkshire Inventory, but it was not included due to the scope of the final volume.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 28 Nov 2013

Reference (1963)

This site is noted in the ‘List of monuments discovered during the survey of marginal land (1956-8)’, published in Vol. 1 of the RCAHMS Inventory of Stirlingshire. The 26 monuments were listed by their name, classification, parish and county, and the list also includes an indication of whether they had been planned (P), whether they were visible only as a cropmark (C), and whether they were worthy of preservation (*).

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 30 October 2012.

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