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Estate Office,standing stones 500m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Ardrossan and Arran, North Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.5897 / 55°35'22"N

Longitude: -5.1653 / 5°9'55"W

OS Eastings: 200626

OS Northings: 637443

OS Grid: NS006374

Mapcode National: GBR FFMY.8R2

Mapcode Global: WH1MQ.MRJQ

Entry Name: Estate Office,standing stones 500m NE of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4840

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Kilbride

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ardrossan and Arran

Traditional County: Buteshire

Description

The monument comprises three standing stones of the Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age, some 3500 to 4500 years old arranged in rough alignment from W to E. The westernmost stone is 3.6m high, 0.6m broad and 0.5m thick; the central stone is 2.3m high with a triangular base of 0.5m sides; the easternmost stone, which lies on the other side of the drive of Brodick castle from the other two, is 2.5m high, 0.6m broad and 0.3m thick. The area to be scheduled around each stone measures 10m in diameter, from the centre of each stone, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as an unusual stone setting which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric ritual activity; the sockets of the stones may also contain cremated burials. The monument is of particular importance because of the discovery nearby of human remains ' further burials may await discovery in the immediate vicinity of the stones.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS - NS 03 NW 3

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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