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Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Site Name Baluachraig

Classification Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 39453

Site Number NR89NW 13

NGR NR 83126 96966

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilmichael Glassary
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR89NW 13 8312 9696.

(NR 8312 9697) Cup and ring marked rock. The surface bearing the principal sculptures is 10' square, and within a radius of 12 yds are two or three isolated patches of rock with a few cups and rings. (Information from G E Livock, July 1940)

J R Allen 1882; M Campbell and M Sandeman 1964

There are three flat rocks within a fenced area.

'A' measures 8.9m x 2.2m and is as illustrated.

'B' measures 1.8m in diameter and bears 6 cups and 1 cup and ring.

'C' measures 2.4m x 1.7m and bears 1 cup and 1 cup and ring.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (IA) 2 May 1973

'A' bears approx 80 cup and 20 cup-and-ring marks and 'B' bears 7 cups. The ring mentioned by OS (IA) was not evident.

Surveyed at 1/10,000.

Visited by OS (TRG) 1 April 1977

Situated within a protective enclosure in a pasture field 230 m NW of Dunchraigaig cairn (No.48), there are three cup-and-ring marked rock outcrops (Campbell and Sandeman 1964).

(1) The largest and most profusely decorated rock-sheet bears some seventeen cups with double rings, fifteen cups with single rings, and at least 127 plain cupmarks.

(2) To the W of (1) there is an outcrop on which there are ten plain cupmarks.

(3) On an outcrop N of (1) there is one cup with single ring and a plain cupmark.

Visited June 1985



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