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Craigdhu,fort 380m south of,Arran

A Scheduled Monument in Ardrossan and Arran, North Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4402 / 55°26'24"N

Longitude: -5.1672 / 5°10'2"W

OS Eastings: 199748

OS Northings: 620819

OS Grid: NR997208

Mapcode National: GBR FGMB.FWM

Mapcode Global: WH1NH.LJMB

Entry Name: Craigdhu,fort 380m S of,Arran

Scheduled Date: 17 May 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5691

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kilmory

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ardrossan and Arran

Traditional County: Buteshire


The monument consists of a later prehistoric, bivallate fort which is situated on the crest of SE-facing sea cliffs, 380m S of Craigdhu farmsteading.

The fort comprises a flat-topped knoll (35m from N to S by 20m transversely) the base slopes of which have been cut back and terraced on the W side to give a double scarp effect. On the N and NW sides, where the knoll is easily approached, there is a bivallate defence of low earth and stone ramparts and associated ditches. The ramparts are inturned on the W to form a central entrance.

The area to be scheduled measures 100m from NE to SW by 65m transversely to include the fort and an area around in which associated remains are likely to survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a well-preserved monument with well-defined field characteristics which has the potential to provide information about later prehistoric society.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NR 92 SE 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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