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Ford,cairn 60m east of Forestry Houses

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Argyll, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.1788 / 56°10'43"N

Longitude: -5.4353 / 5°26'7"W

OS Eastings: 186877

OS Northings: 703771

OS Grid: NM868037

Mapcode National: GBR DDYD.53H

Mapcode Global: WH0HK.GYZN

Entry Name: Ford,cairn 60m E of Forestry Houses

Scheduled Date: 18 November 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5442

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Kilmartin

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Mid Argyll

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument consists of a prehistoric cairn situated in a pasture field 60m to the E of the Forestry Houses in Ford.

Subcircular on plan, the cairn measures about 8m in diameter and 0.7m in height and has been slightly quarried on the NW arc.

The area to be scheduled measures 50m in diameter, centred on the cairn, to include an area around in which traces of activities associated with the use and construction of the cairn may survive, 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 because of its probable relationship with similar or related monuments in the immediate vicinity of Ford and in the area of Kilmartin as a whole, which is internationally renowned for both the quantity and quality of such remains.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NM 80 SE 27.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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