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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 705401

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NS57SW 33 502 736

See also NS57SW 21, NS57SW 32, NS57SW 36, NS57SW 71.

(NS 502 736) Cup and Ring Marked Rocks (NR)

OS 6" map, (1938)

Cup and ring marks on three rock outcrops "at the foot of the slope, and fully 300 yds south of.." a similar outcrop (NS57SW 32), are noted by Harvey, which may be those published on the OS 6" map.

Rock B. Some 25 x 15ft with 30 degrees dip to the west. Upwards of 90 cups, up to 1 1/2 ins diameter and 1ins. deep. Shallow ducts join groups of five, three, and two cups. Two cups only have concentric circles of two rings.

Rock C. It has 7 isolated cups 3-4 1/2 ins in diameter.

Rock D. This has 8 cups, 2 of which are 2 1/2 ins in diameter.

J Harvey 1889.

In 1951 OS field investigator identified the outcrops published on the OS 6" in the house garden of Auchnacraig, but could only see very faint marks on them but no sign of cup and ring marks. In 1966 the OS field investigator located three rocks beneath trees, all bearing cups though none bore concentric rings.

A - NS 5028 7366 - Partly moss-covered but at least 25 cup marks are visible.

B - NS 5029 7365 - Partly heather-covered. It has at least 10 cup marks.

C - NS 5029 7362. Almost covered by moss and turf; 4 cup marks visible.

Visited by OS (W M J) 10 November 1951 and (R D) 24 August 1966.

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