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Craighead Hill,dun 380m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Girvan and South Carrick, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.2753 / 55°16'31"N

Longitude: -4.7995 / 4°47'58"W

OS Eastings: 222268

OS Northings: 601483

OS Grid: NS222014

Mapcode National: GBR 42.9R6C

Mapcode Global: WH2QL.7NSQ

Entry Name: Craighead Hill,dun 380m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 14 October 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5784

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Dailly

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Girvan and South Carrick

Traditional County: Ayrshire


The monument comprises a small later prehistoric dun which occupies

the summit of a prominent craggy rock about 380m WNW of Craighead


The dun measures about 20m by 15m. The wall has been extensively robbed, but at the E end, where the outer face can be traced for a distance of 9.3m, it is spread to a maximum thickness of 3.3m

The area to be scheduled is oval on plan and measures 90m from WSW to ENE by 50m transversely, to include the dun and an area around in

which evidence associated with its construction and use may survive,

as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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