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Wooden Ard

Period:
Iron Age
Description:

Part of the earliest form of plough found at Glenfield works, Kilmarnock, embedded in sandy grit of river drift, 5ft 4in below surface level and 191 yards from the present river bed. It is believed to be one of only three ards of this type and antiquity which survive in Scotland.

 

The 2nd photograph shows the site where the ard was discovered.

Place of Discovery:
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
Materials/Media:
oak
Dimensions:
length 846mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
Kimmg:1914/30/1, INVARCH1228
Digital Number:
EAAH031n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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