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Allt Coire Charmaig

Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric), Cup Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Site Name Allt Coire Charmaig

Classification Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric), Cup Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Corrycharmaig

Canmore ID 24163

Site Number NN53NW 10

NGR NN 5278 3549

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Stirling
  • Parish Killin
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Stirling
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN53NW 10 5278 3549

South of Corrycharmaig farmhouse is a ridge, 50 yds long, with three areas of cup marks. On the central outcrop are one cup and ring mark and about 25 cups. On the eastern outcrop are about 70 cup marks while on the western there are 40 cup marks.

E A Cormack 1952; R W B Morris TS 1975.

NN 5277 3549. Three overgrown rock outcrops, the middle one of which has 16 cup marks visible, including one cup and ring, while the eastern one has 60 and the western has 25.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (BS), 9 September 1975.

NN 527 354 A rock outcrop bearing three groups of cup-marks.

E A Cormack 1952; RCAHMS 1979.

This extensively cup-marked bedrock ridge is situated above and immediately to the E of the burn gully of Allt Coire Charmaig, measures about 50m in length and is orientated running from ENE to WSW. There are three areas of exposed cupmarks. At least 41 cupmarks are visible on the most easterly exposure. The cupmarks range in size from 50mm in diameter and 15mm in depth to 110mm in diameter and 20mm in depth. At least eighteen cupmarks are visible on the central exposure. The cupmarks range in size from 50mm in diameter and 10mm in depth to 120mm in diameter and 30mm in depth. Three large circular plates may also have been artificially cut. Each measures about 210mm in diameter by about 25mm in depth. A possible cup-and-ring mark is visible on the SW edge of this exposure; the ring measures about 170mm in diameter. At least 48 cupmarks are visible on the most westerly exposure. The cupmarks range in size from 25mm in diameter and 5mm in depth to 100mm in diameter and 40mm in depth. A straight line of six cupmarks arranged close together is orientated running from NW to SE.

Information from Historic Scotland (M Ritchie) 15 May 2002

Scheduled as 'Allt Coire Charmaig, cupmarked rocvk 350m S of Corrycharmaig... an extensive group of cupmark carvings...'

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 19 November 2003.

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