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An Cnap,vitrified fort 250m north of Woodside Cottage

A Scheduled Monument in Ardrossan and Arran, North Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.6674 / 55°40'2"N

Longitude: -5.1545 / 5°9'16"W

OS Eastings: 201702

OS Northings: 646053

OS Grid: NS017460

Mapcode National: GBR FFNQ.V0D

Mapcode Global: WH1MB.STN5

Entry Name: An Cnap,vitrified fort 250m N of Woodside Cottage

Scheduled Date: 22 January 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5535

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Kilbride

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ardrossan and Arran

Traditional County: Buteshire


This vitrified fort is situated to the N of Sannox on the crest of an east-facing coastal slope.

Pear-shaped on plan, the fort measures about 62m from NNW to SSE by 45m transversely within two lines of concentric rampart; a steep natural slope forms the E limit of the site. The outer bank has a 15m long stretch of wall-facing visible on the W. The precise location of the entrance is not obvious but was either in the E corner where both walls stop short of the natural slopes or, more likely, at the slight lowering of the banks on the W side. Vitrified material is exposed in the inner bank at several places on the SW; vitrification was confirmed by excavation in the 1920s.

The area to be scheduled measures up to 140m from N to S by 100m transversely, to include the fort and an area around in which associated remains may survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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