The Druid's Graves

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St Inan's Chair
Cuff hill rocking stone

The Druid's Graves , (or Caves; also called "Beith rocking stone" or "St Inan's Chair") on Cuff Hill, near Beith in North Ayrshire in Scotland , is an approximately 5000 year old oval cairn about 50 m long and 20 m width of layered stones.

The Neolithic hill contained five stone boxes or stone graves and may have had an entrance. The unique type of Cairn was intact until workers removed stones when building “Threepwood Road” in the 19th century, but were finally stopped by the landowner. First four stone boxes were found in 1813, and another one during excavations around 1863/64. A search for further chambers took place in 1874. Today, three chambers or boxes made of large stone slabs are still preserved.

There are few records of the finds, including some human bones and corpse burns.

See also


  • Audrey Shore Henshall: The chambered tombs of Scotland. Volume 2. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh 1972, ISBN 0-85224-190-9 , pp. 381-383.

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Coordinates: 55 ° 45 '44.1 "  N , 4 ° 34' 26.4"  W.