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Machrie Farm,standing stone 1100m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Ardrossan and Arran, North Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.5598 / 55°33'35"N

Longitude: -5.3154 / 5°18'55"W

OS Eastings: 191012

OS Northings: 634555

OS Grid: NR910345

Mapcode National: GBR FG80.L0C

Mapcode Global: WH1MV.BJ25

Entry Name: Machrie Farm,standing stone 1100m NE of

Scheduled Date: 22 July 1987

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4430

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Kilmory

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ardrossan and Arran

Traditional County: Buteshire


The monument is an impressive standing stone of the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age, almost 4000 years old. The stone measures 2.03m high, 1.91m broad and 0.33m thick, oriented E-W. It is likely that a burial lies in the socket of the stone and there is a distinct possibility of associated ritual and funerary activity in the immediate vicinity. An area 40m in diameter is proposed for scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its impressive field characteristics, the good preservation of the area immediately around it (in which rarely investigated peripheral remains should survive) and its physical and possible functional relationship with the nearby Machrie Moor ceremonial complex, and the stone setting to the N. It is of national importance to the themes of prehistoric ceremonial and funerary activity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NR 93 SW 6.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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