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Blackhill Farm

Barrow (Prehistoric)

Site Name Blackhill Farm

Classification Barrow (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 46674

Site Number NS84SW 5

NGR NS 8278 4404

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NS84SW 5 8278 4404.

(NS 8278 4404) Tumulus (NR)

OS 6" map (1971)

The remains of this barrow are situated in an arable field 80m W of Blackhill farm. It measures about 26m in diameter and 1.7m in height, but was almost twice this height when seen by Young, who opened it and found "bodies buried in a wholesale manner".

RCAHMS 1978, visited 1974; J Young 1899

This ploughed-down, turf-covered barrow was as described by the RCAHMS when seen in 1966. Several small stones lay on and around it.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (RD) 1 August 1966

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