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Arran, Druid

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Arran, Druid

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Auchencar

Canmore ID 39210

Site Number NR83NE 1

NGR NR 8905 3633

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

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Desk Based Assessment (22 August 1953)

NR83NE 1 8905 3633

(NR 8906 3634) Standing Stone (NR)

OS 6" map, Buteshire, 2nd ed., (1924)

An upright sandstone pillar. Nothing has been discovered in its vicinity.

Source: Name Book 1864.

Information from OS (DGB) 22 August 1953.

Field Visit (9 October 1953)

Standing stone, height 15ft 7ins, breadth about 5ft 6ins, thickness about 9ins. Stands on a knoll composed of stones.

Visited by OS (DGB) 9 October 1953.

Note (12 March 1973)

A similar block lies to the S, 27ft long and 5ft 6ins at the base. The two may have formed part of a setting, possibly circular.

Information from OS (IF) 12 March 1973.

Source: J A Balfour 1910.

Field Visit (12 October 1977)

NR 8905 3633. A standing stone situated in level cultivated land. It is 5.0m high, 0.3m thick and 1.8m broad at its base tapering to a point. A similar stone, broken and recumbent, lies 4.5m to the south-east; it is partially turf-covered and approximately 3.5m long and 1.5m broad. The stones are enclosed by an oval stony mound 9.5 m E-W by 8.0m and 0.4m high which is possibly a field clearance heap.

Surveyed at 1:10 000. Photographed.

Visited by OS (TRG), 12 October 1977.

Airborne Laser Scanning Interpretation (25 June 2018)

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

HES Survey and Recording 25 June 2018

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