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Torr Mor, Ghaodeil, Arisaig

Cup Marked Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Torr Mor, Ghaodeil, Arisaig

Classification Cup Marked Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 22528

Site Number NM68SE 1

NGR NM 6686 8446

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Arisaig And Moidart
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NM68SE 1 6686 8446.

One of the finest examples of cup-marked stones in the west of Scotland lies at a place called Gaoidal, near Arisaig House, on the bare summit of a ridge between the arm of the sea on the south called Loch-nan-Uagh, and an open valley to the north.

It is a prostrate flat slab of micha-schist measuring 5 x 4 x 1 1/2ft thick. It was found and sketched in 1881 by Jolly, and bore 82 cups, mostly averaging 2-3 inches in diameter, but some as much as 6".

W Jolly 1882.

NM 6686 8446. This cup-marked stone is as described by Jolly.

Surveyed at 1/10,000

Visited by OS (NKB) 19 May 1970

As above: noted during desk-based assessment and field investigation prior to woodland regeneration programme.

Information from CFA Report, 1994 (No. 161) MS/726/176

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