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Civic Theatre and Concert Hall, Motherwell Civic Centre

A Category B Listed Building in Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig, North Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7839 / 55°47'1"N

Longitude: -3.9836 / 3°59'0"W

OS Eastings: 275702

OS Northings: 656287

OS Grid: NS757562

Mapcode National: GBR 01MK.CH

Mapcode Global: WH4QQ.SW7D

Plus Code: 9C7RQ2M8+GH

Entry Name: Civic Theatre and Concert Hall, Motherwell Civic Centre

Listing Name: Motherwell Civic Centre complex, comprising Municipal Offices including 6-storey office block and adjoining ranges (excluding interiors), projecting circular council chamber (including interior and ex

Listing Date: 2 December 2020

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 407338

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB52545

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Motherwell and Wishaw

County: North Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig

Parish: Small Isles

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a post-medieval township and of a medieval chapel and burial ground, part of which is still used.

A deserted linear township of up to twenty buildings and yards lies either side of a street running NNW-SSE, set on gently sloping grass-covered ground not far from the head of Port Mor. The buildings survive as stony turf-covered banks standing up to 1m in height, and associated field walls standing up to 0.5 m high. Beside the settlement is a burial ground. The burial ground is bounded by the footings of a tumbled stone wall around the W half but this cannot be traced elsewhere. Within it lie the fragmentary ruins of a small chapel. The remains of the chapel are oblong on plan, oriented ENE-WSW, with measurements 6m by 3m, within drystone walls 1.5m thick and up to 1m high. The entrance to the chapel is in the S wall. Inside the chapel, at the E end, is a roughly circular hollowed sandstone block, believed to be a font. A cross-incised slab once stood here too, but this has since been moved.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains of the township, chapel and burial ground, as described, and an area around them in which evidence relating to the construction and occupation of the site is likely to survive. It is irregular on plan, measuring a maximum of 290m NW-SE by a maximum 125m NE-SW, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

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