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Machrie Moor, hut circle 540m south east of Crochandoon

A Scheduled Monument in Ardrossan and Arran, North Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.532 / 55°31'55"N

Longitude: -5.3254 / 5°19'31"W

OS Eastings: 190239

OS Northings: 631493

OS Grid: NR902314

Mapcode National: GBR FG72.TQR

Mapcode Global: WH1N1.56CZ

Entry Name: Machrie Moor, hut circle 540m SE of Crochandoon

Scheduled Date: 4 March 1977

Last Amended: 8 December 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4313

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Kilmory

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ardrossan and Arran

Traditional County: Buteshire


The monument comprises the remains of a prehistoric hut circle house. The hut circle was originally scheduled in 1977, but the area covered by the designation was not accurately defined. The current rescheduling rectifies this.

The hut circle lies at around 35m OD on gently rolling moorland on the western side of the island of Arran. It is slightly oval in shape measuring a maximum of 11.5m internally within substantial walls surviving up to 1m high, and spread up to 4m wide. An orthostat indicates the E side of the E facing entrance.

The area proposed for scheduling is a circle 35m in diameter, centred on the hut circle to include the hut circle and an area around it where remains relating to its construction and use may be expected to survive, as shown in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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