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Arran, Torrylinn Water

Cairn (Bronze Age), Cist (Bronze Age), Cinerary Urn(S) (Possible)

Site Name Arran, Torrylinn Water

Classification Cairn (Bronze Age), Cist (Bronze Age), Cinerary Urn(S) (Possible)

Canmore ID 39661

Site Number NR92SE 6

NGR NR 9520 2114

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes (1973 - 1977)

NR92SE 6 9520 2114

(NR 9521 2115) Cairn (NR)

Cist (NAT)

OS 6" map, (1924)

The tumulus E of the limekiln has been partly demolished and ploughed; cists, human bones and according to D Cook, Bennecarrigan, who assisted at the demolition, several urns were found, but they invariably went into dust on being touched. (OS 6" map, 1924 shows a cist in the S side of this cairn).

Name Book 1864.

NR 9520 2114 A cairn, composed entirely of small stones, situated on the level top of an old coastal scarp.

It is overall 8.0m E-W by 6.0m N-S and is 1.0m high on the S side. There is no indication it once covered a greater area or was part of a larger feature. The cist shown on the OS 25" (county series) approximately 10.0m to the S no longer exists, but an amorphous grassed over depression with a dump on one side marks the site.

No information was obtained locally about the cist.

Re-surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (J R L), 28 November 1977.


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