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Lyonston,standing stone 250m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Maybole, North Carrick and Coylton, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.3584 / 55°21'30"N

Longitude: -4.6676 / 4°40'3"W

OS Eastings: 230999

OS Northings: 610395

OS Grid: NS309103

Mapcode National: GBR 47.4KL4

Mapcode Global: WH2Q8.8LL0

Entry Name: Lyonston,standing stone 250m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 14 October 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5787

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Maybole

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Maybole, North Carrick and Coylton

Traditional County: Ayrshire


The monument comprises a single standing stone, probably erected during the Bronze Age, which is situated on a slight rise in a field of improved pasture 250m SE of Lyonston farmsteading. The stone is grey granite, stands 1.4m high, and is broader at the top than at the base.

The area to be scheduled measures 20m in diameter, to include the stone and an area around in which associated remains may survive, as marked in red on the attached map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is one of the few standing stones in Ayrshire and has the potential to provide information about Bronze Age ritual and burial practice.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 31 SW 8.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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