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Highpark,enclosure 250m north west of

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

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Latitude: 55.4411 / 55°26'27"N

Longitude: -4.5303 / 4°31'48"W

OS Eastings: 240035

OS Northings: 619268

OS Grid: NS400192

Mapcode National: GBR 3F.Z971

Mapcode Global: WH3R2.CHZN

Entry Name: Highpark,enclosure 250m NW of

Scheduled Date: 26 March 1987

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4436

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Coylton

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Maybole, North Carrick and Coylton

Traditional County: Ayrshire


The monument is a settlement of the Iron Age. It is circular, enclosed by low, inner and outer ramparts, with a medial ditch up to 11m broad and 1.5m deep, enclosing an area c. 45m in diameter. No internal features are apparent. As it shows no signs of disturbance, well preserved structural remains should survive in the interior. Charred crop remains and animal bones are likely to survive, allowing an insight into the economy of the settlement.

An area measuring 85m in diameter is proposed for scheduling to include the enclosed area, and an area around it which the remains of ancillary activities should survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance to the theme of Iron Age settlement and defence in the SW. The monument is relatively well preserved by the standard of monuments in the area. It is a member of a very rare class in the area and would make an important contribution to our understanding of the period in the SW.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the site as NS 41 NW 15 and NS 31 NE 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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