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Cup Marked Stone (Prehistoric), Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Site Name Balluderon

Classification Cup Marked Stone (Prehistoric), Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Alternative Name(s) Balkemback Cottages

Canmore ID 31853

Site Number NO33NE 1

NGR NO 3818 3844

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Tealing
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District City Of Dundee
  • Former County Angus

Archaeology Notes

NO33NE 1 3818 3844.

(NO 3818 3844) Stone Circle (NR) (remains of)

OS 6" map, (1971)

A 'circle of stones' forming a triangle whose sides are 25'10" x 28'10" x 29'4". There is also a small outlying stone on the north side. The first measures 5' x 4' x 10" high; the second, 2' x 3' x 3'6" high; the third, 2' x 2' x 3'8" high.

On the E side of the latter are 21 cups, varying from 1"-3" in diameter. 6 are surrounded by single rings and connecting grooves. On the west side are 16 cups, varying from 1"-2 1/2" in diameter. There is also a connecting groove at one side.

J R Allen 1881.

A Stone Circle, comprising 4 boulders - 2 upright, 2 recumbent - remains in a cleared wood, and is as described above and illustrated. The cups on the stone to the east have been greatly weathered, especially on the west face.

Visited by OS (J L D) 7 May 1958.


Field Visit (11 July 1943)

This site was recorded as part of the RCAHMS Emergency Survey, undertaken by Angus Graham and Vere Gordon Childe during World War 2. The project archive has been catalogued during 2013-2014 and the material, which includes notebooks, manuscripts, typescripts, plans and photographs, is now available online.

Information from RCAHMS (GF Geddes) 2 December 2014.


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