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Laggan Hill 2

Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)

Site Name Laggan Hill 2

Classification Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)

Canmore ID 285783

Site Number NH92NE 4.02

NGR NH 99969 25964

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NH92NE 4.02 99969 25964

This large outcrop of grey and pink mica schist is situated in an area of improved pasture and quarrying 440m SE of the remains of Coldhome farmsteading (NH92NE 40). It can be equated with the boulder noted as 'A' on the Ordnance Survey Record Card. Its sloping SW face, which measures 8m from NW to SE by 4.2m transversely bears at least 20 cups, the largest 85mm in diameter and 40mm in depth.

Visited by RCAHMS (AG), 12 October 2006.

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Note (2 April 2019)

Date Fieldwork Started: 02/04/2019

Compiled by: NOSAS

Location Notes: The panel is situated towards the top of a SE facing slope, overlooking the Spey Valley and Cairngorm beyond. It is immediately below an area which has been quarried for limestone. Laggan Hill 3 is 12m to the SW and is part of the same geological outcrop.

Panel Notes: The panel is in 3 sections, all part of an outcrop of a coarse pink biotite gneiss, lying at or just under a gently sloping surface. It extends over an area of 7.4x4.8m.

Section 1, at the S and the largest, has 38 cups, 2 larger cups, and a large elongated cup at the centre. Towards its S end, a curving groove partly encircles a large cup and 3 smaller ones. There is a large cup at the N edge. Section 2, smaller and to the W, has 9 cups and one larger one at its NW edge. Section 3, to the NE, has 4 cups and one large and deep one at its N edge. The rock here is particularly uneven and there are many indentations which may be natural.

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