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Cairn (Prehistoric)

Site Name Arnsheen

Classification Cairn (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 62455

Site Number NX27NE 2

NGR NX 27527 77027

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

NX27NE 2 2752 7703.

(NX 2753 7703) Cairn (NR) (Remains of)

OS 6" map (1957)

The mutilated remains of a round cairn of earth-and-stone, robbed for the building of overlying sheepfolds. It can now be traced only on the north and NE sides of the folds, where its maximum height is 1.5m, but its diameter could be determined at circa 33m in 1896 (J Smith 1895).

No sepulchral remains have been found.

Name Book 1856; Visited by OS (JLD) 10 November 1955

NX 2752 7703 The grass-covered remains of a cairn as described in the previous field report. It seems likely that its original diameter was about 35.0m.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (BS) 18 February 1976


Field Visit (September 1981)

Arnsheen 1 NX 275 770 NX27NE 2

A robbed cairn overlain by a sheepfold is situated on a low ridge 600m ENE of Arnsheen farmhouse; it probably measured about 27m in diameter but its edge can only be traced on the E and N, where a rim of cairn material survives.

RCAHMS 1981, visited September 1981

(Name Book, Ayr, No. 15, p. 41; Smith 1895, 220)


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