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Ford,cist 35m ENE of Ford Hotel

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Argyll, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.177 / 56°10'37"N

Longitude: -5.4348 / 5°26'5"W

OS Eastings: 186897

OS Northings: 703568

OS Grid: NM868035

Mapcode National: GBR DDYD.5BX

Mapcode Global: WH0HR.H06H

Entry Name: Ford,cist 35m ENE of Ford Hotel

Scheduled Date: 9 November 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5439

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cist

Location: Kilmartin

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Mid Argyll

Traditional County: Argyllshire


This cist is set into the W side of a natural gravel rise 35m ENE of the Ford Hotel.

The cist measures 0.85m from N to S by 0.65m internally. BOth end- slabs and the E side-slab remain in position, but the W slab has been removed. The cover slab measures 2.3m by 1.1m and 0.1m in thickness, and still protects the N half of the cist. A Food Vessel, now in the National Museum of Scotland, 'found in a cist in the neighbourhood of the lower end of Loch Awe' may have been found in it, but apart from the notice of its donation to the museum in 1886, there are no further details.

The area to be scheduled is approximately subcircular, measuring a maximum of 20m from E to W by 30m transversely to include the knoll and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the use of the cist may survive, but excluding the road lay-by on the W, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to provide information about Bronze Age burial and social practice and for its significance as one of a group of similar and related monuments in the immediate vicinity of Ford and the Kilmartin area as a whole.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NM80SE 35.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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