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Torrylin,chambered long cairn 610m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Ardrossan and Arran, North Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4408 / 55°26'26"N

Longitude: -5.2342 / 5°14'3"W

OS Eastings: 195518

OS Northings: 621080

OS Grid: NR955210

Mapcode National: GBR FGGB.77M

Mapcode Global: WH1NG.KHRW

Entry Name: Torrylin,chambered long cairn 610m SW of

Scheduled Date: 23 May 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM90307

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Kilmory

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ardrossan and Arran

Traditional County: Buteshire


The monument comprises a neolithic chambered long cairn of the Clyde Group which is situated on the edge of a raised beach terrace to the

E of the Torrylin Water.

Much altered by stone robbing and later dumping of field stones, the remains now cover an area of about 20m in diameter. The chamber (6.7m

by 1.2m, with four compartments) is situated at the NNW end; the

slabs forming the sides of the compartments are splayed outwards, overlapping each other where they are met by the vertical edges of

the transverse slabs. It is unknown whether there was a facade or forecourt. Various nineteenth century excavations emptied the compartments: finds included human bones, part of a bowl and a flint knife; in 1957 a small sherd of pottery was found at the back of the chamber.

The area to be scheduled measures up to 50m from NNW to SSE by 40m transversely, to include the cairn and an area around in which associated remains may survive, as marked in red on the attached map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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