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Larkfield Moor

Natural Feature (Period Unknown), Scraper (Tool) (Chert)

Site Name Larkfield Moor

Classification Natural Feature (Period Unknown), Scraper (Tool) (Chert)

Alternative Name(s) 'Cup-markings'

Canmore ID 41327

Site Number NS27NW 6

NGR NS 2295 7591

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/41327

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  • Council Inverclyde
  • Parish Inverkip
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Inverclyde
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS27NW 6 2295 7591

NS 2293 7591. A series of cup marks and one ring, worked in laminated sandstone, has been located on Larkfield Moor by Mr H M Sinclair. In several cases the outer edge of the cup has been deeply incised through yellow sandstone to leave a slightly raised boss of red sandstone at the centre. From the side of the outcrop bearing the cups was recovered a chert scraper, doubly notched on one edge. Numerous deep cups in the sandstone cliffs further E are probably natural.

F Newall 1960.

Mr Newall sited the outcrop at NS 2295 7591. It is generally as described above but the markings, which are not the usual types of cups-and-rings, are probably natural. The present location of the chert scraper is not known. The date of find is not certain, but is thought by Mr Newall to be about 1954.

Visited by OS (JTT) 25 November 1964.

This is possibly a freak geological formation.

R W B Morris and D C Bailey 1967.

Buried under new housing development c.1980.

(Undated) information from Mr R W Morris.

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