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Cuff Hill Plantation, long cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Dalry and West Kilbride, North Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.7622 / 55°45'43"N

Longitude: -4.574 / 4°34'26"W

OS Eastings: 238591

OS Northings: 655093

OS Grid: NS385550

Mapcode National: GBR 3C.B57P

Mapcode Global: WH3PH.QF2H

Entry Name: Cuff Hill Plantation, long cairn

Scheduled Date: 30 January 1950

Last Amended: 23 December 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM303

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: long cairn

Location: Beith

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Dalry and West Kilbride

Traditional County: Ayrshire


This monument comprises a well-preserved chambered long cairn of the Bargrennan group, which is situated near the base of Cuff Hill on a low knoll.

This monument is at least 49m in length, at least 20m wide and a maximum of 2m high. A nineteenth-century plantation wall partially defines the cairn, but overlies it on the north-west. Five burial chambers are known from nineteenth-century excavations on the cairn, three of which are still exposed. Human bones were found during the course of the excavations.

This monument is being rescheduled because the original area scheduled was inadequate. The area now to be scheduled measures a maximum of 50m WSW-ENE by 50m NNW-SSE to include the chambered long cairn and an area around in which traces of activities associated with its construction and use may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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