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Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Knockdolian

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 62028

Site Number NX18SW 5

NGR NX 1132 8480

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX18SW 5 1132 8480

(NX 1132 8480) Cairn (NR)

OS 1:10000 map (1979).

A grass-covered cairn, surmounted by an Ordnance Survey triangulation pillar, occupies the summit of Knockdolian. Composed of large and small stones, with rock outcrop protruding in places, it measures about 15m N-S by 13m transversely and 2m high. A few large kerb stones are visible (J Smith 1895).

Visited by OS (JD), 24 July 1956.

A cairn, as described above.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (RD), 10 December 1970.

No change.

Visited by OS (JRL), 29 March 1977.

This cairn measures 9m in diameter and 0.8m in height.

RCAHMS 1981, visited 1981.


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