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Cairnfore, Kirriereoch

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Cairnfore, Kirriereoch

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Cairn Fore

Canmore ID 63042

Site Number NX38NE 2

NGR NX 3554 8707

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

Archaeology Notes

NX38NE 2 3554 8707.

(NX 3554 8707) Cairnfore (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

A large cairn 22m in diameter and 2m high, robbed in the centre for the building of sheep-pens and a wall. The perimeter is turf-covered. Contiguous of the cairn on the east are two much smaller mounds of stones also robbed in the centres. Both are 0.6m high one being rectangular c6m by 4m but the shape of the other being unclear due to spread. The remains of a wall running N-S protrude through the turf to the north. (J Smith 1895)

Visited by OS (JD) 18 November 1955

Cairnfore is as described by the previous authority. It is now surrounded by trees and there is no trace of the other two referred to.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (JP) 7 June 1976

This cairn occupies the summit of a low rise in a forestry clearing 580m W of Kirriereoch farmhouse. It measures about 13.2m in diameter by 0.9m in height, and appears to have been constructed on an artificial platform 18.5m in diameter and 0.4m in height.

RCAHMS 1983, visited 1982


Field Visit (September 1942)

This site was recorded as part of the RCAHMS Emergency Survey, undertaken by Angus Graham and Vere Gordon Childe during World War 2. The project archive has been catalogued during 2013-2014 and the material, which includes notebooks, manuscripts, typescripts, plans and photographs, is now available online.

Information from RCAHMS (GF Geddes) 2 December 2014.


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