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Cup Marked Stone (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)

Site Name Aigas

Classification Cup Marked Stone (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)

Canmore ID 12386

Site Number NH44SE 14

NGR NH 45328 41075

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kilmorack
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH44SE 14 4531 4108.

(NH 4531 4108) Cup Marked Stone (NR)

OS 25"map, (1970)

Between circles (b) and (c) (huts 'B' and 'C' of NH44SE 4) is a stone bearing 12 cup marks.

T Wallace 1886

A cup-marked, earth-fast boulder, with 12 cup marks.

Visited by OS (R L) 17 March 1970


Field Visit (2 November 1943)

This site was recorded as part of the RCAHMS Emergency Survey, undertaken by Angus Graham and Vere Gordon Childe during World War 2. The project archive has been catalogued during 2013-2014 and the material, which includes notebooks, manuscripts, typescripts, plans and photographs, is now available online.

Information from RCAHMS (GF Geddes) 12 November 2014.

Field Visit (March 1979)

Oldtown of Aigas NH 453 410 NH44SE 14

A cup-marked boulder.

RCAHMS 1979, visited March 1979

(Wallace 1886, 352)

Note (23 January 2020)

Date Fieldwork Started: 23/01/2020

Compiled by: NOSAS

Location Notes: The panel is located in moorland near the flattish top of a NE facing ridge, between two distinct hut circles. There is higher ground to the W, and a Dun visible on the skyline. The main outlook is SE over the River Beauly, before it passes around Eilean Aigas and through the narrow section. The panel is on the land of the Aigas Field Centre, and lies by a path, with a marker post and sign 'cup marked rock'.

Panel Notes: The panel is a boulder of schist, approximately triangular, 2.0m wide E-W, with the third apex at the N 1.4m. The NE and NW faces are flat and sloping with exposed bedding planes and no markings. The S part has an oval top, sloping at 10degrees to the S, about 0.5m high, and the 11 cups are concentrated in the W half.


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