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Islay, Proaig

Cup Marked Rock (Prehistoric)(Possible), Natural Feature(S) (Period Unknown)

Site Name Islay, Proaig

Classification Cup Marked Rock (Prehistoric)(Possible), Natural Feature(S) (Period Unknown)

Alternative Name(s) Proaig Bay

Canmore ID 38036

Site Number NR45NE 3

NGR NR 4590 5806

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kildalton And Oa
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR45NE 3 4590 5806.

A set of cup marks was noted at approximately NR 457 577, near Proaig Bay in 1959. They were not found by Morris (1969) in 1968.

The RCAHMS, however, noted a rock with a basin, probably a natural hole enlarged - at NR 4590 5806.

F Celoria 1959; R W B Morris 1969; Information from Mrs I Ramsay; Information from RCAHMS.

No cup marks could be found in the area indicated by Mrs Ramsay. The basin noted by the RCAHMS is cut into the flat upper surface of a large boulder. It is obviously artificial, probably recent and measures 0.25m in diameter and 0.15m deep.

Visited by OS (TRG) 24 June 1978.

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