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Manse Of Dornoch

Cup Marked Stone (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age), Standing Stone (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age), Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Manse Of Dornoch

Classification Cup Marked Stone (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age), Standing Stone (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age), Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Dornoch Parish Manse

Canmore ID 14635

Site Number NH78NE 3

NGR NH 79600 89500

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Dornoch
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NH78NE 3 7960 8950

(NH 7960 8950) At the Manse of Dornoch is a triangular slab of micaceous schist, measuring 12" long by 9 1/2" across the base, showing five well-defined cup marks and portions of other three at the broken edge of the stone. Towards the apex of the triangle is a single cup mark, 1 1/8" diameter, with another below it 2 1/4" diameter by 1/2" deep, and near the centre of the triangle a row of three and another row parallel to the last at the base.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

It is recalled locally that this stone stood at the front door of the manse, but it was lost some years ago and its present whereabouts is unknown.

Visited by OS (A A) 31 March 1971.


Note (20 July 2019)

Date Fieldwork Started: 20/07/2019

Compiled by: NOSAS

Location Notes: The site, a large house, previously the Church of Scotland Manse, was visited. According to the record the stone is no longer at the front door of the building. The occupant of the building has no knowledge of a cup marked stone. It is possible that during the period between the discovery in 1909 and the present day the stone was removed to a secure location, possibly Dunrobin museum or Inverness museum or it may have been completely lost.


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