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Fincharn 2

Cup Marked Rock (Prehistoric), Knocking Stone (Medieval) - (18th Century)

Site Name Fincharn 2

Classification Cup Marked Rock (Prehistoric), Knocking Stone (Medieval) - (18th Century)

Canmore ID 23147

Site Number NM90SW 4

NGR NM 90820 04230

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilmichael Glassary
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM90SW 4 9082 0423.

NM 907 042. Cup marks and a basin occur on fissured, horizontal outcrop 190 yds SE of the shepherd's cottage, 50 yds SW of the summit of a ridge, and 70 yds NE of the ruins of the village.

There are more than 70 cups up to 4" in diameter, and a round basin 10" x 9".

The area presently exposed measures roughly 1.0m square, but there is evidence that about 4.0m x 2.0m has been uncovered on two occasions, once about 1970 by unknown persons, and again more recently by Mr Petzch, 32 Canaan Lane, Edinburgh 10.

Surveyed at 1:10,000 during mid-Argyll inventory work by RCAHMS.

Activities

Field Visit (May 1983)

Three groups of decorated rock surfaces have been found close to the former shepherd's cottage at Fincharn.

(3) On a horizontal rock surface about 140 m SE of the cottage, there are at least ninety weathered cupmarks accompanied by the basin of a knocking-stone (Petzsch 1972; 1973).

Visited May 1983

RCAHMS 1988

Note (17 July 2019)

Date Fieldwork Started: 17/07/2019

Compiled by: Leac

Location Notes: This panel was not found despite an intensive search in the vicinity of the grid reference. It is presumably covered by thick turf.

Additional Description: "NM90SW 4 9082 0423.

NM 907 042. Cup marks and a basin occur on fissured, horizontal outcrop 190 yds SE of the shepherd's cottage, 50 yds SW of the summit of a ridge, and 70 yds NE of the ruins of the village.

There are more than 70 cups up to 4" in diameter, and a round basin 10" x 9".

The area presently exposed measures roughly 1.0m square, but there is evidence that about 4.0m x 2.0m has been uncovered on two occasions, once about 1970 by unknown persons, and again more recently by Mr Petzch, 32 Canaan Lane, Edinburgh 10.

Surveyed at 1:10,000 during mid-Argyll inventory work by RCAHMS.

Three groups of decorated rock surfaces have been found close to the former shepherd's cottage at Fincharn.

On a horizontal rock surface about 140 m SE of the cottage, there are at least ninety weathered cupmarks accompanied by the basin of a knocking-stone (Petzsch 1972; 1973).

Visited May 1983

RCAHMS 1988"

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