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Arran, Corriecravie

Battle Site (Period Unknown)(Possible), Grave(S) (Period Unknown)(Possible)

Site Name Arran, Corriecravie

Classification Battle Site (Period Unknown)(Possible), Grave(S) (Period Unknown)(Possible)

Canmore ID 39669

Site Number NR92SW 13

NGR NR 92 23

NGR Description NR c. 92 23

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)

NR92SW 13 c. 92 23.

(Unpublished, but on OS sheet 253/16, trace 3). Three local informants from Corriecravie pointed out two 'graves' at what is believed to have been the site of a great battle, but of which no details are known (see NR92SW 2 ). It is said that the chief of the McAlisters was slain at it and his head cut off, and that the smaller grave contains his body, while his head was buried in the larger or more southerly one. Neither of the graves has been disturbed by ploughing. (Examiner has added "Very uncertain that these objects are graves").

Source: Name Book 1864.

No further information could be obtained regarding either the graves or the site of the alleged battle.

Visited by OS (B S) 12 October 1977.


Note (29 November 2018)

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

HES Survey and Recording 29 November 2018


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