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Cup And Ring Marked Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Killocraw

Classification Cup And Ring Marked Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 38488

Site Number NR63SE 3

NGR NR 6688 3079

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Killean And Kilchenzie
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR63SE 3 6688 3079.

(NR 6689 3079) Cup Marked Stone (NR).

OS 6" map (1924)

A massive hog-backed boulder, the most impressive of the fourteen cup-marked stones on Killocraw farm which form the largest concentration in Kintyre. It measures 3.7m by 1.8m and protrudes 0.5m above ground and bears at least fifty cups, some of them unsually large, the maximum diameter being 0.18m and the maximum depth being 0.044m. In two cases a cup is accompanied by an incomplete ring, and three of the cups have short gutters leading from them.

RCAHMS 1971, visited 1965; R W B Morris 1977

As described and illustrated by RCAHMS and Morris.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (NKB) 15 December 1977


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