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Mains Of Giffen

Cist (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Mains Of Giffen

Classification Cist (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Barnfield; Giffen Castle

Canmore ID 42183

Site Number NS35SE 11

NGR NS 376 506

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council North Ayrshire
  • Parish Beith (Cunninghame)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Cunninghame
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS35SE 11 376 506.

'To the S of Giffen Castle, when removing a flat stone which has interrupted ploughing operations' Mr Robert King, the farmer, 'found it to be part of a stone coffin, in which there were human remains'.

J Smith 1895

Miss M King, aged 82, of Mains, Barrmill, remembers her father ploughing up a 'stone coffin' in a field known as Barnfield (centred NS 3769 5065) immediately S of the road. However, she cannot remember of the exact spot or any details.

Visited by OS (DS) 3 August 1956


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