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Cairnbaan 2

Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Site Name Cairnbaan 2

Classification Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 39575

Site Number NR89SW 2

NGR NR 8387 9106

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 ( - 1977)

NR89SW 2 8387 9106.

(NM 8387 9105) Inscribed Rock (NR)

OS 6" map (1900)

Cups, cup-and-rings, and some gutters, on a sheet of rock.

M Campbell and M Sandeman 1964; D Christison 1904

Cup and ring marked rock as described and planned by above.

Visited by OS (DWR) 1 May 1973

NR 8388 9106. No change to the previous information.

Surveyed at 1/10,000.

Visited by OS (BS) 1 April 1977


Field Visit (June 1985)

In open moorland 100 m W of (NR89SW 3) there is a rock-sheet, flush with the surface of the ground, on which there is a complex series of markings, the most distinctive of which are a number of conjoined multiple-ringed cups. Six of these are surrounded by four rings, one by three rings, seven by two rings, and eight by single rings; several of the ringed cups have gutters. In addition, there are at least fifteen plain cups and stretches of wandering grooves. An unusual mark lies at bottom right of the outcrop; it is badly weathered, but appears to comprise a broad shallow cup surrounded by a single ring which is linked to the cup by a series of rays (Morris 1977).

Visited June 1985



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