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Enterkine,barrow 550m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Kyle, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.483 / 55°28'58"N

Longitude: -4.4925 / 4°29'32"W

OS Eastings: 242590

OS Northings: 623849

OS Grid: NS425238

Mapcode National: GBR 3G.WRSC

Mapcode Global: WH3QW.YFWZ

Entry Name: Enterkine,barrow 550m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 23 December 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4618

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Tarbolton

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Kyle

Traditional County: Ayrshire


The monument is a burial mound of the Earlier Bronze Age. It lies on the crest of a rounded hill in a narrow strip of wild unmanaged woodland known as Holm Bank on the S edge of an arable field, above a steep drop to the flood plain of the River Ayr. It measures 8m in diameter and is 1.1m high, standing within a ditch 1.4m across and 0.2m deep. On the S there are traces of an external bank.

Although the monument has suffered some damage from burrowing animals and tree growth, it is the best preserved barrow in the District. An area measuring 15m (E-W) x 15m (N-S) based on the fence line immediately to the N of the barrow, is proposed for scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its well preserved field characteristics. One or more burials are likely to survive below the earthen mound; excavation would provide information of considerable importance. The monument is of national importance, as a well preserved example of a rare type, to the theme of Earlier Bronze Age burial and ceremonial activity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded by RCAHMS as NS 42 SW 6.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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