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Kilpatrick,dun,enclosure,hut circles,cairn and field system 1km south of

A Scheduled Monument in Ardrossan and Arran, North Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4854 / 55°29'7"N

Longitude: -5.3153 / 5°18'55"W

OS Eastings: 190626

OS Northings: 626289

OS Grid: NR906262

Mapcode National: GBR FG86.L30

Mapcode Global: WH1N7.BD44

Entry Name: Kilpatrick,dun,enclosure,hut circles,cairn and field system 1km S of

Scheduled Date: 23 February 1977

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM90186

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun; Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain); Se

Location: Kilmory

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ardrossan and Arran

Traditional County: Buteshire

Description

The monument comprises a prehistoric dun and later enclosure (so-

called 'cashel') which are in State guardianship and several hut- circles with an associated field system and a kerb cairn.

The dun is 16.8m in diameter and is surrounded by a wall up to 4.6m thick with at least one chamber. The entrance is on the S. Despite

minor excavations in 1909, the monument is poorly understood,

although it was found to overlie a Bronze Age short cist. A later

turf bank (probably post-medieval in date) is joined to the dun and encloses an area of rig and furrow measuring about 120m from E to W

by 130m; it incorporates a series of small rectangular structures on

its SE side which the bank appears to respect. To the W of the

enclosure are two hut circles connected by a linear bank; at least

three further hut circles are situated on the E bank of the Allt a'Ghlinne burn. One of these has a forechamber, a feature of several

hut circles on Arran. To the E, situated on a slight rise, are the excavated remains of a multi-phase Bronze Age kerb cairn. Upon excavation it was found to contain three cists, and a Food Vessel was recovered from the central one. Traces of field systems of both

Bronze Age and later date, from which evidence for prehistoric rig

and furrow was recovered during the course of partial excavations and which take the form of low banks and cairns, are found throughout

the area to be scheduled,

The area to be scheduled measures up to 490m from E to W by up to

400m transversely, to include the upstanding monuments and an area around in which associated remains are likely to survive (as demonstrated by recent excavations) as marked in red on the attached

map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

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Kilpatrick Dun
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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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