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Scheduled Monument

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Wilsontown IronworksReference: SM2654

Status: Designated


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  • Category: N/A
  • Date Added: 13/05/1968
  • Last Date Amended: 09/10/2001
  • Type: Industrial: iron and steel


  • Local Authority: South Lanarkshire
  • Parish: Carnwath

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNS 947 549
  • Coordinates294700, 654900


The monument was first scheduled in 1968. It is being rescheduled to extend protection to cover a larger and more representative part of the archaeologically sensitive area.

The monument comprises the remains of Wilsontown Ironworks and ancilliary outworks, limekilns, coal mines, tramways and workers' acommodation, surviving as upstanding and buried features. The monuments are situated in rough pasture and within forestry plantations between 280-290m O.D.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains as described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is irregular in shape, with maximum dimensions of 900m N-S by 680m E-W, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract. The remains of the structures identified as Wilsontown store and inn are excluded from the schedule, where the current owner has intimated a desire to restore this as a dwelling. The surface of the modern paths within the proposed scheduled area are also excluded from the schedule.

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Scheduled Monuments

We compile, maintain and publish a Schedule (a list) of monuments of national importance under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. Scheduling is the process of adding monuments to this list and affording them statutory protection. The aim of scheduling is to preserve sites and monuments as far as possible in the form in which they have come down to us today. Once a monument is scheduled, the prior written consent of ourselves is required for most works including repairs.

The information provided gives an indication of the cultural significance of a scheduled monument. The information is current to the date of designation or when last amended. This record is not intended to be a definitive account or a complete description of the monument(s) and the format of records has changed over time. Earlier, un-amended records will usually be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

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