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Cist (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Coilsfield

Classification Cist (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 42713

Site Number NS42NW 13

NGR NS 448 262

NGR Description NS c. 448 262

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Ayrshire
  • Parish Tarbolton
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Kyle And Carrick
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS42NW 13 c. 448 262

NS 448 262 (R W B Morris 1967). A cist containing a food vessel filled with burnt bones was found when digging a gravel pit at Coilsfield. The cover-stone, which measured about 5ft by 2 1/2ft was sculptured with cup and ring marks, spirals etc. A drawing of it was presented to the Royal Society of Edinburgh by Col. Hugh Montgomery of Shielmorly in 1785,and subsequently transferred to the Society of Antiquaries. The present location of the food vessel and cist cover is unknown.

D Wilson 1963; J Y Simpson 1868; D D A Simpson 1965; A Morrison 1978; Morris and Bailey 1966; RCAHMS 1985

No further information.

Visited by OS (JRL) 18 November 1980.


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