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North Sannox, cairn 420m east of

A Scheduled Monument in Ardrossan and Arran, North Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.6722 / 55°40'19"N

Longitude: -5.1594 / 5°9'33"W

OS Eastings: 201418

OS Northings: 646599

OS Grid: NS014465

Mapcode National: GBR FFMQ.KGN

Mapcode Global: WH1MB.QPBJ

Entry Name: North Sannox, cairn 420m E of

Scheduled Date: 10 September 1994

Last Amended: 20 June 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3492

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kilbride

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ardrossan and Arran

Traditional County: Buteshire


The monument comprises the remains of a prehistoric burial cairn. The monument was originally scheduled in 1994, but the area covered by the designation did not relate accurately to the remains on the ground. The current rescheduling rectifies this.

The cairn is situated at the base of a slight slope, immediately WNW of the picnic area by the shore at North Sannox. To the E the site is separated from forestry plantation by a deer fence and track, and to the N there are public toilets and a parking area. The track to the picnic site runs along the E side of the cairn. The cairn is roughly 15m in diameter and stands to a maximum of 4m in height above the track to the SE, but is only 1m high above the slope to the N.

The area to be scheduled is circular and measures 30m in diameter, to include the cairn described and an area around it within which associated remains may be expected to survive, as shown in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial practices and ritual.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS04NW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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