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Laggantuin,deserted settlement

A Scheduled Monument in Ardrossan and Arran, North Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.6905 / 55°41'25"N

Longitude: -5.1877 / 5°11'15"W

OS Eastings: 199736

OS Northings: 648716

OS Grid: NR997487

Mapcode National: GBR FFKN.YB2

Mapcode Global: WH1MB.87YG

Entry Name: Laggantuin,deserted settlement

Scheduled Date: 29 October 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4882

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: settlement, including deserted, depopulated and townships

Location: Kilbride

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ardrossan and Arran

Traditional County: Buteshire


The monument is a depopulated settlement of the period before the agricultural improvements, some 150 to 400 years old, occupying a large natural east-facing hollow above a coastal slope. The main building is 21m by 6m with an average wall height of 1.5m. There are four other smaller ruinous buildings the largest of which measures 15m by 4m. There are also four associated agricultural enclosures and a corn-drying kiln. To the N of the settlement are the remains of a contemporary field system, which extends downslope towards the beach. The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 740m NW-SE by 360m transversely, to include the settlement and its associated field system, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a very well preserved settlement and field system which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of pre-improvement settlement and agricultural practices. It is of particular importance because of its coastal location; the opportunity exists here to study the interaction of farming and fishing economies.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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