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Craigie,fort 250m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Kyle, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.5612 / 55°33'40"N

Longitude: -4.494 / 4°29'38"W

OS Eastings: 242806

OS Northings: 632547

OS Grid: NS428325

Mapcode National: GBR 3G.QRGW

Mapcode Global: WH3QH.YH52

Entry Name: Craigie,fort 250m N of

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4920

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Craigie

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Kyle

Traditional County: Ayrshire


The monument is a fort of the Iron Age. It lies on a low hill immediately N of the hamlet of Craigie. The interior measures 70.5m by 62m and its rampart has been reduced to little more than a band of rubble spread to a thickness of 3.8m and standing to a height of 0.8m. There is a well-defined entrance on the S. An area 85m in diameter centred on the enclosure is proposed for scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is well preserved, by the standard of monuments in the area, and is one of the small number of forts surviving on the SW coast. In the undisturbed interior, deposits of considerable importance to the theme of Iron Age settlement and economy may survive. The monument is of particular interest because of the presence of an Iron Age dun 175m to the N. The relationship between these two Iron Age monuments will be of national importance to the theme of the development of settlement and defence in later prehistory.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 43 SW 6.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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