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Sliddery, chambered cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Ardrossan and Arran, North Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4643 / 55°27'51"N

Longitude: -5.2558 / 5°15'20"W

OS Eastings: 194276

OS Northings: 623754

OS Grid: NR942237

Mapcode National: GBR FGD8.HB8

Mapcode Global: WH1N8.7XHD

Entry Name: Sliddery, chambered cairn

Scheduled Date: 29 July 1953

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM405

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Kilmory

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ardrossan and Arran

Traditional County: Buteshire

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric ritual and funerary practices. The potential for the preservation of undisturbed archaeological deposits in the forecourt of this cairn is of particular interest.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the cairn as NR9SW3.


Henshall A S 1963, THE CHAMBERED TOMBS OF SCOTLAND, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, Vol 2, 392-3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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