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Glaisnock,ring-ditch 140m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Kyle, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4665 / 55°27'59"N

Longitude: -4.5702 / 4°34'12"W

OS Eastings: 237613

OS Northings: 622186

OS Grid: NS376221

Mapcode National: GBR 3D.XL4W

Mapcode Global: WH3QV.RVXP

Entry Name: Glaisnock,ring-ditch 140m SE of

Scheduled Date: 15 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5502

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Kyle

Traditional County: Ayrshire


The monument consists of the cropmark remains of a ring-ditch in a field of improved grass just above the River Ayr floodplain. This monument was revealed in aerial photographs taken in 1978.

The ring-ditch is about 15m in overall diameter and the ditch is about 2m wide. There may be a gap on the NE. There are no surface traces of the site, but experience shows that important archaeological deposits may survive below the agricultural soil on cropmark sites.

The area to be scheduled measures 50m in diameter to include the ring-ditch and an area around in which associated remains may survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it probably represents the remains of a burial cairn or barrow, few of which are represented as upstanding remains in North Kyle. As such it has the potential to provide information about Bronze Age burial practice and its associated rituals.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 32 SE 7.


RCAHMS (1985) Inventory for North Kyle, No. 45.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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