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Bain's Hill,standing stone 300m west of Maidens Police Station

A Scheduled Monument in Girvan and South Carrick, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.331 / 55°19'51"N

Longitude: -4.8272 / 4°49'37"W

OS Eastings: 220760

OS Northings: 607744

OS Grid: NS207077

Mapcode National: GBR 41.6BS9

Mapcode Global: WH2QC.T8JJ

Entry Name: Bain's Hill,standing stone 300m W of Maidens Police Station

Scheduled Date: 16 November 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5815

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Kirkoswald

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Girvan and South Carrick

Traditional County: Ayrshire


The monument comprises a standing stone, probably erected during the Bronze Age, which is situated on a prominent natural knoll to the WSW of Maidens Village.

The stone is made from dolerite and measures 1m by 0.7m at the base and is 1.6m high. The area to be scheduled measures 30m in diameter, to include the stone and an area around in which evidence associated with its erection and use may survive, as marked in red on the attached map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a rare example of a standing stone in Ayrshire. It has the potential to provide information about Bronze Age burial and ritual practice.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 20 NW 7.


RCAHMS (1983) List for North Carrick, No. 88.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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