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Arran, Sannox Bay

Cremation (Bronze Age), Short Cist(S) (Bronze Age), Dagger (Flint)(Bronze Age), Food Vessel (Bronze Age)

Site Name Arran, Sannox Bay

Classification Cremation (Bronze Age), Short Cist(S) (Bronze Age), Dagger (Flint)(Bronze Age), Food Vessel (Bronze Age)

Canmore ID 346443

Site Number NS04NW 39

NGR NS 0149 4549

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council North Ayrshire
  • Parish Kilbride
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Cunninghame
  • Former County Buteshire


Excavation (28 March 2012 - 5 April 2012)

NS 015 455 A rescue excavation was carried out 28 March – 5 April 2012 under the Historic Scotland human remains call-out contract. The excavation was prompted by the discovery of cremated human remains and two short cists in the disused quarry by the estate owner. The excavation recorded a short cist that contained a deposit of cremated bone, a Bronze Age Food Vessel and a flint dagger. The second cist located beside the first was empty. Other linear features discovered nearby seemed to be associated with an old train track.

Archive: RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: Historic Scotland

Iraia Arabaolaza, GUARD Archaeology Ltd


Airborne Laser Scanning Interpretation (5 July 2018)

The location, classification and period of this site have been reviewed.

HES Survey and Recording 5 July 2018


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