Region : Strathclyde Home
Island : Arran Map
Town or village : Blackwaterfoot List
Grid Reference : NR 910 323 Glossary
Period : 2nd millennium BC Bibliography
Machrie Moor 4
(Machrie Moor IV)

Machrie Moor 4 image

This ellipse of four granite boulders (maybe five in origin) is one of the several stone circles of the important prehistoric ceremonial site of Machrie Moor (Isle of Arran). It is only 6.4m in diameter and its boulders are 0.9m high.
During excavation in 1861 a cist was found in the centre of the circle. It contained a crouched inhumation with an Irish tripartite food vessel, a bronze awl and three flint flakes.
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