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Auchencar,hut circle and field system 700m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Ardrossan and Arran, North Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.5786 / 55°34'42"N

Longitude: -5.3347 / 5°20'4"W

OS Eastings: 189900

OS Northings: 636705

OS Grid: NR899367

Mapcode National: GBR FF6Z.363

Mapcode Global: WH1MV.01YQ

Entry Name: Auchencar,hut circle and field system 700m NE of

Scheduled Date: 6 March 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4648

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


The monument is a very well preserved hut circle and associated field system, lying on the N bank of the Auchencar Burn. The hut circle comprises an earth and stone bank spread to 3m in width ad 0.6m high, enclosing a level, featureless area 6.5m in diameter. There is a 1.5m wide entrance in the SE with a single orthostat on the W side. To the N and E lies a wall of boulders enclosing an area c 130m (E-W) by 80m transversely.

There are slight traces of subdivision and of field clearance in this area. The monument represents the remains of a small farming unit of the Bronze Age/Iron Age. To protect the visible remains, and a portion of the outfield which would lie beyond the wall, an area measuring 200 E-W by a maximum of 170m N 'S, bounded on the S by the Auchencar Burn, is proposed for scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its excellently preserved field characteristics. It is of particular interest because of the apparent completeness of the field system. It is of national importance to the themes of prehistoric settlement and agriculture. Taken with the hut circles to the N, it is of national importance to the theme of the organisation and development of the prehistoric landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NR 83 NE 5.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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