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Laggan Hill

Natural Feature (Period Unknown)

Site Name Laggan Hill

Classification Natural Feature (Period Unknown)

Canmore ID 15421

Site Number NH92NE 4

NGR NH 99950 25950

NGR Description Centred NH 9995 2595

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Cromdale, Inverallan And Advie
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Badenoch And Strathspey
  • Former County Morayshire

Archaeology Notes

NH92NE 4 centred 9995 2595.

On a hill on the farm of Laggan, is a huge mass of mica schist most earth fast. The top is flattish 12 - 14ft across and contains 53 cup-marks.

A Mitchell and J Drummond 1875.

On the ridge extending SW from Laggan Hill there are 2 cup marked boulders and 6 rock outcrops with cup-marks. Centred NH 9995 2595

A:- Flat rock outcrop measuring c. 4.5m by c. 2.0m containing at least 30 cup marks.

B:- Flat rock outcrop measuring c. 1.5m by c. 1.4m containing at least 4 cup marks.

C:- Flat rock outcrop measuring c. 1.4m by c. 1.0m containing at least 5 cups.

D:- Flat rock outcrop measuring c. 0.6m by c. 0.3m containing 1 cup mark.

E:- Flat rock outcrop measuring c 1.6m by c. 0.7m containing 2 cup marks.

NH 9995 2585

F:- Flat rock outcrop measuring c. 1.3m by c. 0.7m containing at least 20 cup marks.

NH 9993 2607

G:- A boulder measuring c. 2.8m in length, c. 2.0m in width and c. 1.6m high. The E face of the boulder is flat and contains at least 43 cup marks. This may be the stone mentioned by Mitchell and Drummond (1875). NH 9994 2640

H:- A boulder measuring c. 1.9m in length, c. 1.3m in width and c. 0.4m high. The top is flat and contains 9 cup marks.

Surveyed at 1/2500

Visited by OS (RL) 16 September 1966.

The Ordnance Survey noted eight instances of cupmarkings, two on boulders and six on outcrops, on a spur that projects from the S side of Laggan Hill. However, the records of these sites, particularly information relating to their exact locations, are incomplete, and only four of the six examples found by RCAHMS on the date of visit could be matched with those examples noted by the OS.

Visited by RCAHMS (AG, GB), 12 October 2006.


External Reference (2011)

Large outcrop with over 100 cupmarks on 8 individual slabs/exposed surfaces.

Information from the ARCH Community Timeline course, 2011

Note (4 February 2019)

Date Fieldwork Started: 04/02/2019

Location Notes: This record comprises of several panels, which have been recorded individually elsewhere. These records are as follows:

Laggan Hill 1 (A) - Canmore ID 285787; ScRAP ID 2155

Laggan Hill 2 (B) - Canmore ID 285783; ScRAP ID 2404

Laggan Hill 3 (C) - Canmore ID 285784; ScRAP ID 269

Laggan Hill 4 (D) - Canmore ID 285785; ScRAP ID 1061

Laggan Hill 5 (E) - Not located.

Laggan Hill 6 (F) - Not located.

Laggan Hill 7 (G) - Canmore ID 285786; ScRAP ID 839

Laggan Hill 8 (H) - Canmore ID 285782; ScRAP ID 441


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