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Cup Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Site Name Midton

Classification Cup Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 12251

Site Number NH33SE 18

NGR NH 39794 31029

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kiltarlity And Convinth
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH33SE 18 39794 31029.

At NH 3979 3102 there is a roughly level outcrop of rock with a slight inclination to the W, which bears about 20 cup-marks, some extremely weathered, in an area about 0.8m square.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (J M) 10 June 1974

This cup-marked rock could not be located at the date of survey and has probably been buried beneath field clearance.

Visited by RCAHMS (PJD) 22 October 1997


Photogrammetric Survey (11 December 2016)

NH 39794 31029 (Canmore ID: 12251) A field visit by members of North of Scotland Archaeological Society on 11 December 2016 located the rock panel partially covered by turf at the recorded NGR. Photogrammetry on the panel, on 12 November 2017, revealed 50 to 60 cups, many with connecting grooves. A single cup mark was also identified on a panel 3m to the NE. The panel was photographed and 3D models produced. It will subsequently be further surveyed for Scotland’s Rock Art Project.

James McComas – North of Scotland Archaeological Society

(Source: DES, Volume 18)


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