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Arran, Machrie Moor

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Arran, Machrie Moor

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 39715

Site Number NR93SW 2

NGR NR 90641 32538

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

Archaeology Notes (1973 - 1977)

NR93SW 2 9063 3253.

(NR 9064 3253) Standing Stone (NR)

OS 6" map, Buteshire,(1924)

This standing stone measures 5ft 4ins x 1ft 2ins x 1ft 4ins. In 1861, near it were several smaller stones, apparently fragments of larger ones, indicating the former existence of a stone circle. As he was unable to determine the centre of the circle, Bryce dug a trench at the W base of the stone, but no remains or signs of previous disturbance were seen.

Information from OS (IF) 3 April 1973.

Sources: J Bryce 1863; J Balfour 1910

NR 90633253 An isolated standing stone of weathered sandstone occupies a high prominent position on moorland. Its measurements are as stated. There are no other stones nearby and no evidence that it was part of a circle.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (JRL) 16 September 1977


Note (23 July 2018 - 24 July 2018)

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

HES Survey and Recording 23-24 July 2018.


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