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Cairnfield (Prehistoric)

Site Name Balmalloch

Classification Cairnfield (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 62526

Site Number NX28SE 15

NGR NX 2648 8439

NGR Description Centred NX 2648 8439

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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


Field Visit (29 September 1953)

This site was included within the RCAHMS Marginal Land Survey (1950-1962), an unpublished rescue project. Site descriptions, organised by county, are available to view online - see the searchable PDF in 'Digital Items'. These vary from short notes, to lengthy and full descriptions. Contemporary plane-table surveys and inked drawings, where available, can be viewed online in most cases - see 'Digital Images'. The original typecripts, notebooks and drawings can also be viewed in the RCAHMS search room.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 19 July 2013.

Field Visit (September 1981)

Balmalloch NX 263 844 to 265 844 NX28SE

Situated on a low ridge running ESE from Balmalloch chambered cairn (NX28SE 1), there are about twenty-three small cairns, twelve of which are only visible as low mounds on the surface of the peat. The largest cairn (85m SSW of the chambered cairn) measures 6m in diameter and 0.8m in height, but the majority are only about 4m in diameter.

RCAHMS 1981, visited September 1981

Project (March 1991)

Pre-afforestation field survey undertaken at Blackclauchrie, Kyle and Carrick, Strathclyde.

P McKeague 1991.


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