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Machrie Farm,hut circle and cultivation remains 800m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Ardrossan and Arran, North Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.5503 / 55°33'1"N

Longitude: -5.3142 / 5°18'51"W

OS Eastings: 191038

OS Northings: 633501

OS Grid: NR910335

Mapcode National: GBR FG81.DKQ

Mapcode Global: WH1MV.BRNF

Entry Name: Machrie Farm,hut circle and cultivation remains 800m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 10 November 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4575

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field or field system

Location: Kilmory

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ardrossan and Arran

Traditional County: Buteshire

Description

The monument is a hut circle of the Bronze Age and part of an associated field system. The circle measures 17m (NE-SW) x 16m over turf covered walling 0.5m high and spread to 3.5m in width. There is an entrance gap in the SE. To the N and S are clearance heaps and low turf and stone banks, indicating the presence of a contemporary field system. An area which includes all these remains, bounded on the N by the public road, on the S and E by un-named burns, measuring a maximum of 140m (N-S) x 130m (E-W.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance to the theme of Bronze Age settlement and economy. The hut circle has good field characteristics and the survival of part of the field system presents an opportunity to examine a Bronze Age farm. Taken with the hut circles and field systems elsewhere in the Machrie and Blackwaterfoot areas it is of national importance to the theme of the development and organisation of the prehistoric landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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The monument is RCAHMS number NR 93 SW 28.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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