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Cup Marked Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Blairbuie

Classification Cup Marked Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 40756

Site Number NS17SW 3

NGR NS 1196 7404

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Inverchaolain
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NS17SW 3 1196 7404.

NS 119 741: There are 12 cup marks, up to 3" in diameter, 1 1/2" deep, on a large, prominent, flat-topped boulder, 150 yds SE of farm ruin, 200 yds W of River Ardyne.

R W B Morris 1969

Situated at NS 1194 7409 on a flat rock measuring 1.9m x 1.7m, these cup marks are as described.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (IA) 28 February 1973


Field Visit (June 1986)

This boulder, which is reported to bear twelve plain cupmarks, is now enveloped in a forestry plantation and could not be located. On the date of visit, however, a slab with a single cupmark (70mm by 20mm) was found close to the position of the other stone (Morris 1969).

Visited June 1986


Field Visit (2004)

NS 119 741 A cup-marked boulder (NS17SW 3) in the vicinity of the ruined Blairbuie farmhouse (DES 1967, 6) has been relocated, in forestry about 150m SE of the farmhouse. It is a broad flat horizontal rock, c 3 x 2m and 1m high, with a fallen tree lying across it. The flat surface has about 12 cup marks of up to 8cm diameter and 4cm deep, concentrated in the SE quadrant. No rings are evident.

Sponsor: Cowal Archaeological and Historical Society.

D Dorren, N Henry, A Garner, I Fyfe and M Fyfe 2004


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