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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 649890

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NC55SE 5 5699 5264.

(NC 5699 5264) Cup and Ring Stone (NR)

OS 6" map (1961)

A large earth-fast boulder whose flat upper surface bears thirty-four cup-marks of which eleven are surrounded by rings. Eight of the markings are well-defined and of these the clearest is 3ins. across by 1 1/4ins. deep with a ring 7ins. in diameter. Local tradition says the markings were made by the high heels of a fairy who lived nearby.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; J Horsburgh 1870

A large, weathered cup and ring marked rock as described.

Visited by OS (JLD) 22 April 1960

No change to RCAHMS report.

Visited by OS (JM) 11 October 1978

NC 56995 52642 Cup and ring marked stone surveyed as part of survey in the Lochan Hakel area carried out by students from University of Aberdeen in July 2006.

J Kirby, D Marquardt, H MacFarlane and S Duthie 21 April 2007

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