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Polished Axehead(S) (Stone), Spindle Whorl(S)

Site Name Bruntwood

Classification Polished Axehead(S) (Stone), Spindle Whorl(S)

Canmore ID 43723

Site Number NS53SW 2

NGR NS 509 320

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Ayrshire
  • Parish Galston
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Kilmarnock And Loudoun
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS53SW 2 509 320.

A stone whorl, 1 5/8 ins. in diameter, was found in the earth above the rock of Cowgrove Quarry. It is in the possession of Peter Wright of Bruntwood Mains (NS 509 320).

J Smith 1895

NS 5111 3401 or NS 5108 3379: Mr J A Gibson (of Cowgrove) states that prior to 1900, only two whinstone squarries were open on Cowgrove farm, and indicated their position, marked by hollows in a field. The quarry at NS 5111 3401 is likely to be that in which the whorl was found, as a cist was found there (NS53SW 1).

Mr P Wright (of Brentwood Mains) states that his grandfather's collection went to the Dick Institute Museum, Kilmarnock, where there are a number of unidentified whorls.

Visited by OS (JLD) 22 August 1956

The archaeological items of the Wright collection, donated to the Dick Institute Museum in 1910, comprise three whorls (Accession nos: BM 448 - 450) and two polished stone axes (BM 268 - 9). No additional information is given and none of the objects is provenanced.

Visited by OS (JRL) 25 June 1982


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